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Issue 41, 2018
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Ultrathin porous Bi5O7X (X = Cl, Br, I) nanotubes for effective solar desalination

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Abstract

Seawater desalination is an effective method to solve the water resource crisis, which is more critical than the energy crisis to some extent. However, the existing technologies for desalination are highly energy-consuming, inefficient, or complicated and thus, a better method needs to be designed. Here, ultrathin porous bismuth oxyhalide nanotubes are separately synthesized by a general and fast method for the first time. They have abundant pores and oxygen vacancies, and the Na+ and Cl− ions can accumulate around the surface of the sample under sunlight for desalination. The ultrathin porous Bi5O7I nanotubes exhibit better performance (33.65 mg g−1) and stability. This study offers a convenient and sustainable approach for solar desalination.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin porous Bi5O7X (X = Cl, Br, I) nanotubes for effective solar desalination

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2018, accepted on 18 Sep 2018 and first published on 08 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA07587E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 20037-20043

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    Ultrathin porous Bi5O7X (X = Cl, Br, I) nanotubes for effective solar desalination

    Y. Liu, Z. Jiang, X. Zhang and P. K. Shen, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 20037
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA07587E

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