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Flow synthesis of a novel zirconium-based UiO-66 nanofiltration membrane and its performance in the removal of p-nitrophenol from water

  • Feichao Wu
  • Yanling Wang
  • Xiongfu ZhangEmail author
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Abstract

In this work, a thin zirconium-based UiO-66 membrane was successfully prepared on an alumina hollow fiber tube by flow synthesis, and was used in an attempt to remove p-nitrophenol from water through a nanofiltration process. Two main factors, including flow rate and synthesis time, were investigated to optimize the conditions for membrane growth. Under optimal synthesis conditions, a thin UiO-66 membrane of approximately 2 μm in thickness was fabricated at a flow rate of 4 mL·h-1 for 30 h. The p-nitrophenol rejection rate for the as-prepared UiO-66 membrane applied in the removal of p-nitrophenol from water was only 78.1% due to the existence of membrane defects caused by coordinative defects during membrane formation. Post-synthetic modification of the UiO-66 membrane was carried out using organic linkers with the same flow approach to further improve the nanofiltration performance. The result showed that the p-nitrophenol rejection for the postmodified membrane was greatly improved and reached over 95%. Moreover, the post-modified UiO-66 membrane exhibited remarkable long-term operational stability, which is vital for practical application.

Keywords

UiO-66 membrane flow synthesis nanofiltration p-nitrophenol removal 

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 21476039, 21878032 and 21076030).

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Flow synthesis of a novel zirconium-based UiO-66 nanofiltration membrane and its performance in the removal of p-nitrophenol from water

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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