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Promising properties of ALD boron nitride nanotube mat for water purification

Abstract

From low cost template made of electrospun polyacrylonitrile fibers, highly stable boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) mat is fabricated using low temperature atomic layer deposition (ALD) of BN. Based on polymer derived ceramics chemistry, this ALD process permits preparing high quality BNNTs that show superhydrophocity, stability over a month in air and various pH conditions as well as excellent performances in water treatment. In particular, the obtained material presents high ability as separation filter for oil from aqueous phase in immiscible mixture and emulsion. The BNNT mat displays also excellent renewable performances for absorption of various organic solvents and oils making this unwoven material highly promising for efficient water purification and treatment.

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2017, accepted on 10 Oct 2017 and first published on 10 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00811B
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Promising properties of ALD boron nitride nanotube mat for water purification

    W. Hao, C. Marichy and A. Brioude, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00811B

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