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Multifunctional nanostructured membrane for clean water reclamation from wastewater with various pH conditions

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Abstract

The development of clean water production heavily relies on membrane technology. In this study, a novel flexible nanostructured membrane consisting of hierarchical mesoporous TiO2 sphere and sulfonated graphene oxide (GO–SO3H) was successfully designed and fabricated for the first time. This membrane shows enhanced strength and flexibility compared with a pure inorganic membrane due to the special GO–SO3H/TiO2 heterojunctions. In addition, the strong coordination bonds between the sulfonic group (–SO3H) of GO–SO3H and Ti4+ center of TiO2 endow this membrane with excellent adaptability in various wastewater conditions. This membrane possesses a high efficiency for concurrent photodegradation and water filtration without an organic fouling problem. Hence, this newly developed membrane has a bright future in water purification to solve the looming water crisis.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional nanostructured membrane for clean water reclamation from wastewater with various pH conditions

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The article was received on 02 May 2013, accepted on 14 Jun 2013 and first published on 17 Jun 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42181C
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 15202-15210

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    Multifunctional nanostructured membrane for clean water reclamation from wastewater with various pH conditions

    P. Gao, D. D. Sun and W. J. Ng, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 15202
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42181C

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