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Modification of polypropylene filter with metal oxide and reduced graphene oxide for water treatment

Ariffin, S. N. and Lim, Hong Ngee and Jumeri, F. A. and Hussein, Mohd Zobir and Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Ahmad @ Ayob, Mansor and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Huang, Nay Ming and Teo, P. S. and Muthoosamy, Kasturi and Harrison, Ian (2014) Modification of polypropylene filter with metal oxide and reduced graphene oxide for water treatment. Ceramics International, 40 (5). pp. 6927-6936. ISSN 0272-8842; ESSN: 1873-3956

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A hydrothermal method for the synthesis of reduced graphene oxide/titanium dioxide filter (RGO/TiO2) and reduced graphene oxide/zinc oxide filter (RGO/ZnO) by using polypropylene (PP) porous filter is reported. Field emission scanning electron microscopy illustrated that the nanoparticles were uniformly distributed on the reduced graphene oxide nanosheets. Flexural tests showed that the physical properties of the modified filters have greater strength than the original filter. Thermogravimetric analysis revealed that the thermal property of the modified filters is the same as that of the original filter. Under a halogen lamp, the modified filter exhibited excellent photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue. The RGO/TiO2 filter maintained its ability to degrade MB efficiently, even after five cycles of photocatalysis.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Adsorption; Graphene; Photocatalysis; Titanium oxide; Water filter; Zinc oxide
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher:Elsevier
DOI Number:10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.12.016
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ID Code:34561
Deposited By: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Deposited On:19 Sep 2016 13:07
Last Modified:19 Sep 2016 13:07

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