In-situ fabrication of nanoarchitectured MOF filter for water purification.


Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Chemical Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: [Email]


Sulfate radical (SO4•-)-based advanced oxidation processes (SR-AOPs) hold great promise for water purification due to their strong oxidizing and high selectivity. Recently, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as catalysts for peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activation to generate SO4•- have shown a bright future. However, the intrinsic nature of powder MOF nanocrystals, such as brittleness and poor processability, largely disturb their large-scale applications in practical. Herein, we develop an in situ growth method to prepare MOF filters. ZIF-67 in situ growth on the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fibers lead to the ZIF-67/PAN composite fibers with high loading (up to 50 wt %). The loading ZIF-67 can retain their morphology and structure, which is comparable with that of pristine ZIF-67 powder. The ZIF-67/PAN filter demonstrates a high efficiency for organic pollutants removal by PMS activation. Furthermore, through the fabrication of filtration device, the dynamic catalysis results show the ZIF-67/PAN filter is a promising material for water purification. This work provides a new method for applying MOFs-based functional materials to practical water remediation and other separation applications.


Metal-organic frameworks,Sulfate radical,Water purification,ZIF-67,

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