Advertisement

Science China Materials

, Volume 60, Issue 11, pp 1102–1108 | Cite as

Preparation of graphene-MoS2 hybrid aerogels as multifunctional sorbents for water remediation

  • Bo Chen (陈博)
  • Hengchang Bi (毕恒昌)
  • Qinglang Ma (马青朗)
  • Chaoliang Tan (谭超良)
  • Hongfei Cheng (程洪飞)
  • Ye Chen (陈也)
  • Xinyan He (贺馨雁)
  • Litao Sun (孙立涛)
  • Teik-Thye Lim (林德岱)
  • Ling Huang (黄岭)
  • Hua Zhang (张华)
Articles

Abstract

The increasing demand of clean water and effective way to recycle industrial wastewater has offered a new application for carbon-based three-dimensional (3D) porous networks as sorbents due to their superior sorption abilities. Through the surface modification and hybridization with functional materials, the physical and chemical properties of the 3D carbon-based materials can be engineered. In this work, graphene-MoS2 aerogels (GMAs) with bulky shape are synthesized via a one-pot hydrothermal method. The obtained GMAs show quick sorption rate and high sorption capacity towards a wide variety of contaminants. The sorption covers not only organic solvents or organic dyes, but also toxic heavy metals ions such as Hg2+ and Pb2+. More importantly, the sorption capacity towards metal ions can be optimized by simply changing the loading amount of MoS2.

Keywords

Graphene MoS2 aerogels multifunctional sorbents water remediation 

基于石墨烯-二硫化钼复合气凝胶的多功能吸附材料的制备及其在水污染处理方面的应用

摘要

三维碳基多孔材料因其独特的结掏和超高的吸附性能, 已成为最有水污染处理应用前景的吸附材料之一. 本文通过有效的调控, 合成了多种具有不同孔道结掏和成分组成的石墨烯-二硫化钼复合气凝胶材料. 这种材料在吸附重金属离子, 有机染料, 油及有机溶剂方面都有很多优异的表现. 通过调控二硫化钼的比例, 可以有效改善材料的吸附性能. 得益于此, 其吸附重金属汞离子的效率可以达到 1245mg g−1.

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Ministry of Education (Singapore) under AcRF Tier 2 (ARC 19/15, MOE2014-T2-2-093, MOE2015-T2-2-057 and MOE2016-T2-2-103) and AcRF Tier 1 (2016-T1-001-147 and 2016-T1-002-051), NTU under Start-Up Grant (M4081296.070.500000), and NOL Fellowship Programme Research Grant in Singapore. This research grant is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Environmental & Water Technologies Strategic Research Programme and administered by the Environment & Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) of the PUB (project No.: 1301-IRIS-47). This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme. We would like to acknowledge the Facility for Analysis, Characterization, Testing and Simulation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for use of their electron microscopy facilities.

Supplementary material

40843_2017_9150_MOESM1_ESM.pdf (2.5 mb)
Preparation of Graphene-MoS2 Hybrid Aerogels as Multifunctional Sorbents for Water Remediation

References

  1. 1.
    Titirici MM, White RJ, Brun N, et al. Sustainable carbon materials. Chem Soc Rev, 2014, 44: 250–290CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Liang HW, Guan QF, Chen LF, et al. Macroscopic-scale template synthesis of robust carbonaceous nanofiber hydrogels and aerogels and their applications. Angew Chem Int Ed, 2012, 51: 5101–5105CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bi H, Yin Z, Cao X, et al. Carbon fiber aerogel made from raw cotton: a novel, efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents. Adv Mater, 2013, 25: 5916–5921CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Chen B, Ma Q, Tan C, et al. Carbon-based sorbents with threedimensional architectures for water remediation. Small, 2015, 11: 3319–3336CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Zhao H, Jiao T, Zhang L, et al. Preparation and adsorption capacity evaluation of graphene oxide-chitosan composite hydrogels. Sci China Mater, 2015, 58: 811–818CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ma Q, Yu Y, Sindoro M, et al. Carbon-based functional materials derived from waste for water remediation and energy storage. Adv Mater, 2017, 29: 1605361CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Chen N, Pan Q. Versatile fabrication of ultralight magnetic foams and application for oil–water separation. ACS Nano, 2013, 7: 6875–6883CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Dong X, Chen J, Ma Y, et al. Superhydrophobic and superoleophilic hybrid foam of graphene and carbon nanotube for selective removal of oils or organic solvents from the surface of water. Chem Commun, 2012, 48: 10660–10662CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Gui X, Wei J, Wang K, et al. Carbon nanotube sponges. Adv Mater, 2010, 22: 617–621CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Wu X, Wu D, Fu R. Studies on the adsorption of reactive brilliant red X-3B dye on organic and carbon aerogels. J Hazard Mater, 2007, 147: 1028–1036CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Mi X, Huang G, Xie W, et al. Preparation of graphene oxide aerogel and its adsorption for Cu2+ ions. Carbon, 2012, 50: 4856–4864CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Niu Z, Liu L, Zhang L, et al. Porous graphene materials for water remediation. Small, 2014, 10: 3434–3441CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ma Y, Zhang B, Ma H, et al. Polyethylenimine nanofibrous adsorbent for highly effective removal of anionic dyes from aqueous solution. Sci China Mater, 2016, 59: 38–50CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Ge J, Zhao HY, Zhu HW, et al. Advanced sorbents for oil-spill cleanup: recent advances and future perspectives. Adv Mater, 2016, 28: 10459–10490CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Ma Q, Cheng H, Fane AG, et al. Recent development of advanced materials with special wettability for selective oil/water separation. Small, 2016, 12: 2186–2202CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Wen Q, Di J, Jiang L, et al. Zeolite-coated mesh film for efficient oil–water separation. Chem Sci, 2013, 4: 591–595CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Zhang LH, Sun Q, Yang C, et al. Synthesis of magnetic hollow carbon nanospheres with superior microporosity for efficient adsorption of hexavalent chromium ions. Sci China Mater, 2015, 58: 611–620CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Zhuang YT, Gao W, Yu YL, et al. A three-dimensional magnetic carbon framework derived from Prussian blue and amylopectin impregnated polyurethane sponge for lead removal. Carbon, 2016, 108: 190–198CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Komarneni M, Sand A, Burghaus U. Adsorption of thiophene on inorganic MoS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles. Catal Lett, 2009, 129: 66–70CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ai K, Ruan C, Shen M, et al. MoS2 nanosheets with widened interlayer spacing for high-efficiency removal of mercury in aquatic systems. Adv Funct Mater, 2016, 26: 5542–5549CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Dervin S, Dionysiou DD, Pillai SC. 2D nanostructures for water purification: graphene and beyond. Nanoscale, 2016, 8: 15115–15131CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Chao Y, Zhu W, Wu X, et al. Application of graphene-like layered molybdenum disulfide and its excellent adsorption behavior for doxycycline antibiotic. Chem Eng J, 2014, 243: 60–67CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Zhou W, Yin Z, Du Y, et al. Synthesis of few-layer MoS2 nanosheet- coated TiO2 nanobelt heterostructures for enhanced photocatalytic activities. Small, 2013, 9: 140–147CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Bi H, Xie X, Yin K, et al. Spongy graphene as a highly efficient and recyclable sorbent for oils and organic solvents. Adv Funct Mater, 2012, 22: 4421–4425CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Wang J, Liu J, Chao D, et al. Self-assembly of honeycomb-like MoS2 nanoarchitectures anchored into graphene foam for enhanced lithium-ion storage. Adv Mater, 2014, 26: 7162–7169CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Yang D, Velamakanni A, Bozoklu G, et al. Chemical analysis of graphene oxide films after heat and chemical treatments by X-ray photoelectron and Micro-Raman spectroscopy. Carbon, 2009, 47: 145–152CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Kibsgaard J, Chen Z, Reinecke BN, et al. Engineering the surface structure of MoS2 to preferentially expose active edge sites for electrocatalysis. Nat Mater, 2012, 11: 963–969CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Ma CB, Qi X, Chen B, et al. MoS2 nanoflower-decorated reduced graphene oxide paper for high-performance hydrogen evolution reaction. Nanoscale, 2014, 6: 5624–5629CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Nguyen DD, Tai NH, Lee SB, et al. Superhydrophobic and superoleophilic properties of graphene-based sponges fabricated using a facile dip coating method. Energ Environ Sci, 2012, 5: 7908–7912CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Bi H, Xie X, Yin K, et al. Highly enhanced performance of spongy graphene as an oil sorbent. J Mater Chem A, 2014, 2: 1652–1656CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Sun H, Xu Z, Gao C. Multifunctional, ultra-flyweight, synergistically assembled carbon aerogels. Adv Mater, 2013, 25: 2554–2560CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Kyzas GZ, Travlou NA, Deliyanni EA. The role of chitosan as nanofiller of graphite oxide for the removal of toxic mercury ions. Colloids Surfs B-Biointerfaces, 2014, 113: 467–476CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Zhao J, Ren W, Cheng HM. Graphene sponge for efficient and repeatable adsorption and desorption of water contaminations. J Mater Chem, 2012, 22: 20197CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Science China Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Chen (陈博)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hengchang Bi (毕恒昌)
    • 3
    • 4
  • Qinglang Ma (马青朗)
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Chaoliang Tan (谭超良)
    • 3
  • Hongfei Cheng (程洪飞)
    • 3
  • Ye Chen (陈也)
    • 3
  • Xinyan He (贺馨雁)
    • 3
  • Litao Sun (孙立涛)
    • 4
  • Teik-Thye Lim (林德岱)
    • 1
    • 5
  • Ling Huang (黄岭)
    • 6
  • Hua Zhang (张华)
    • 3
  1. 1.Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Graduate School (IGS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Center for Programmable Materials, School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.SEU-FEI Nano-Pico Center, Key Laboratory of MEMS of Ministry of Education, Collaborative Innovation Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication Device and SystemSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  5. 5.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  6. 6.Key Laboratory of Flexible Electronics (KLOFE) & Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), National Jiangsu Synergistic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials (SICAM)Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech)NanjingChina

Personalised recommendations