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Self-assembled, monodispersed, flower-like γ-AlOOH hierarchical superstructures for efficient and fast removal of heavy metal ions from water

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Self-assembled, monodispersed, uniform, and flower-like γ-AlOOH hierarchical superstructures have been synthesized in high yield via a simple, economical and environmentally friendly, hydrothermal route. The product possesses a large BET surface area of 145.5 m2 g−1. It is found that Pb(II) and Hg(II) ions can be quickly removed from aqueous solutions by the flower-like γ-AlOOH. After only 5 min, the removal rate for Pb(II) and Hg(II) ions is over 99.0%. The maximal adsorption is ca. 124.22 mg g−1 for Pb(II) and 131.23 mg g−1 for Hg(II).

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled, monodispersed, flower-like γ-AlOOH hierarchical superstructures for efficient and fast removal of heavy metal ions from water

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Submitted
18 Nov 2011
Accepted
11 Jan 2012
First published
18 Jan 2012

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 3005-3007
Article type
Communication

Self-assembled, monodispersed, flower-like γ-AlOOH hierarchical superstructures for efficient and fast removal of heavy metal ions from water

Y. Zhang, Y. Jia, Z. Jin, X. Yu, W. Xu, T. Luo, B. Zhu, J. Liu and X. Huang, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 3005
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06545B

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