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Superwetting copper meshes based on self-organized robust CuO nanorods: efficient water purification for in situ oil removal and visible light photodegradation

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Abstract

Water pollution has become a prominent environmental problem and insoluble oils and soluble dyes are the primary pollution sources. Herein, a facile and environment friendly method is proposed to fabricate robust CuO nanorod-covered meshes for dual-functional water purification. The as-prepared meshes can efficiently eliminate oils in wastewater and in situ photodegrade soluble organic dyes under visible light irradiation. Such a functional mesh is free-standing and recyclable, indicating the outstanding practicability of water sewage disposal. In consideration of the superiority of low-cost materials, simple method, visible-light response, ultrahigh purification efficiency and reusability, the as-prepared meshes are promising in the field of multi-functional water purification.

Graphical abstract: Superwetting copper meshes based on self-organized robust CuO nanorods: efficient water purification for in situ oil removal and visible light photodegradation

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2017, accepted on 30 Jan 2018 and first published on 30 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09201F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 4561-4569
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    Superwetting copper meshes based on self-organized robust CuO nanorods: efficient water purification for in situ oil removal and visible light photodegradation

    X. Li, W. Zhang, N. Liu, R. Qu, Y. Wei and L. Feng, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 4561
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09201F

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