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Selective oil/water filter paper via a scalable one-pot hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanowires

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Uniform ZnO nanowires (NWs) were grown on cellulose filter paper via a modified one-step hydrothermal method. The ZnO coated filter paper exhibited superhydrophilicity and underwater superoleophobicity due to the surface roughness of the coated ZnO NWs. The coated cellulose filters demonstrated exceptional results at oil/water separation with high separation efficiency and experimentally proven recyclability for several oil/water mixtures. The outstanding separation performance and scalable growth method highlight potential for practical applications, such as wastewater treatment and polluted water purification.

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2015, accepted on 14 Oct 2015 and first published on 14 Oct 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA15970A
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 91001-91005
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    Selective oil/water filter paper via a scalable one-pot hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanowires

    Y. Chen, L. Liu, H. Chung and J. A. Nychka, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 91001
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA15970A

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