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Title: Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Membranes with Self-Cleaning Property for Wastewater Treatment

Abstract

Membrane fouling is one of the most severe problems restricting membrane separation technology for wastewater treatment. This work reports a photocatalytic nanofiltration membrane (NFM) with self-cleaning property fabricated using a facile biomimetic mineralization process. In this strategy, a polydopamine (PDA)/polyethyleneimine (PEI) intermediate layer is fabricated on an ultrafiltration membrane via a co-deposition method followed by mineralization of a photocatalytic layer consisting of beta-FeOOH nanorods. The PDA-PEI layer acts both as a nanofiltration selective layer and an intermediate layer for anchoring the beta-FeOOH nanorods via strong coordination complexes between Fe3+ and catechol groups. In visible light, the beta-(F)eOOH layer exhibits efficient photocatalytic activity for degrading dyes through the photo-Fenton reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, endowing the NFM concurrently with effective nanofiltration performance and self-cleaning capability. Moreover, the mineralized NFMs exhibit satisfactory stability under simultaneous filtration and photocatalysis processing, showing great potential in advanced wastewater treatment.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, and Key Laboratory of Adsorption and Separation Materials & Technologies of Zhejiang Province, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 China
  2. Nanoscience & Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue Lemont IL 60439 USA; Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 60637 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1389646
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Advanced Functional Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 27; Journal ID: ISSN 1616-301X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
B-FeOOH; membrane; nanofiltration; photo-Fenton; polydopamine; self-cleaning

Citation Formats

Lv, Yan, Zhang, Chao, He, Ai, Yang, Shang-Jin, Wu, Guang-Peng, Darling, Seth B., and Xu, Zhi-Kang. Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Membranes with Self-Cleaning Property for Wastewater Treatment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/adfm.201700251.
Lv, Yan, Zhang, Chao, He, Ai, Yang, Shang-Jin, Wu, Guang-Peng, Darling, Seth B., & Xu, Zhi-Kang. Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Membranes with Self-Cleaning Property for Wastewater Treatment. United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201700251.
Lv, Yan, Zhang, Chao, He, Ai, Yang, Shang-Jin, Wu, Guang-Peng, Darling, Seth B., and Xu, Zhi-Kang. Tue . "Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Membranes with Self-Cleaning Property for Wastewater Treatment". United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201700251.
@article{osti_1389646,
title = {Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Membranes with Self-Cleaning Property for Wastewater Treatment},
author = {Lv, Yan and Zhang, Chao and He, Ai and Yang, Shang-Jin and Wu, Guang-Peng and Darling, Seth B. and Xu, Zhi-Kang},
abstractNote = {Membrane fouling is one of the most severe problems restricting membrane separation technology for wastewater treatment. This work reports a photocatalytic nanofiltration membrane (NFM) with self-cleaning property fabricated using a facile biomimetic mineralization process. In this strategy, a polydopamine (PDA)/polyethyleneimine (PEI) intermediate layer is fabricated on an ultrafiltration membrane via a co-deposition method followed by mineralization of a photocatalytic layer consisting of beta-FeOOH nanorods. The PDA-PEI layer acts both as a nanofiltration selective layer and an intermediate layer for anchoring the beta-FeOOH nanorods via strong coordination complexes between Fe3+ and catechol groups. In visible light, the beta-(F)eOOH layer exhibits efficient photocatalytic activity for degrading dyes through the photo-Fenton reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, endowing the NFM concurrently with effective nanofiltration performance and self-cleaning capability. Moreover, the mineralized NFMs exhibit satisfactory stability under simultaneous filtration and photocatalysis processing, showing great potential in advanced wastewater treatment.},
doi = {10.1002/adfm.201700251},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials},
issn = {1616-301X},
number = 27,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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