Cellulose

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 2547–2558 | Cite as

Nanoporous cellulose membrane doped with silver for continuous catalytic decolorization of organic dyes

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Abstract

Despite the rapid progress in the development of catalysts for dye decolorization, the simultaneous catalyzing and product separation to achieve continuous processing remains a great challenge. Here, silver nanoparticle-doped bacterial cellulose (AgNP@BC) nanoporous membrane with AgNP diameter of ~ 8.1 nm is successfully fabricated without employing any other reductants, capping or dispersing agents. In the procedure, BC hydrogel with 3D network acts as not only a stable scaffold, but also a reductant for the synthesis of AgNPs. The as-prepared membrane exhibits high efficiency of continuous catalytic decolorization toward two typical organic dyes (rhodamine 6G and methyl orange) due to its distinct nanoporous structure. Furthermore, it shows excellent recyclability with a decolorization efficiency of ~ 99% even after ten times of reusing. Our strategy offers a novel, simple and eco-friendly route for the fabrication of nanoporous catalytic membrane and opens up new opportunities for the continuous catalytic decolorization of dyes in scalable application.

Keywords

Silver nanoparticles Bacterial cellulose Nanoporous membrane Catalysts Decolorization 

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Acknowledgments

The authors thank the National Natural Foundation of China (51673121) and Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering (Grant No. sklpme 2017-2-06) for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials EngineeringPolymer Research Institute of Sichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Guangxi Key Laboratory of Calcium Carbonate Resources Comprehensive Utilization, College of Materials and Environmental EngineeringHezhou UniversityHezhouChina
  3. 3.Analytic and Testing Center of Sichuan UniversityChengduChina

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