A brush-like ZnO nanorods shell is grown by Chemical Bath Deposition on electrospun Zn(Ac)2 doped polyethersulfone fibres. The obtained mats are water resistant and photocatalytically active, thus resulting suitable for applications in water purification. The used procedure is simple, cost-effective and scalable to large volumes. The use of supported ZnO nanostructures onto fibrous mats paves the way to easily reusable photocatalyst that benefits the high surface area of nanostructures and limits the drawbacks associated to the use of nanoparticles and nanopowders (i.e. water turbidity, irradiation efficiency and photocatalyst recover), thus resulting suitable for use in membrane technology

A brush-like ZnO nanorods shell is grown by Chemical Bath Deposition on electrospun Zn(Ac)(2) doped polyethersulfone fibres. The obtained mats are water resistant and photocatalytically active, thus resulting suitable for applications in water purification. The used procedure is simple, cost-effective and scalable to large volumes. The use of supported ZnO nanostructures onto fibrous mats paves the way to easily reusable photocatalyst that benefits the high surface area of nanostructures and limits the drawbacks associated to the use of nanoparticles and nanopowders (i.e. water turbidity, irradiation efficiency and photocatalyst recover), thus resulting suitable for use in membrane technology.

Photoactivity of hierarchically nanostructured ZnO-PES fibre mats for water treatments

Fiorenza R;BLANCO, Ignazio;CICALA, Gianluca;SCIRE', Salvatore;FRAGALA', Maria Elena
2016

Abstract

A brush-like ZnO nanorods shell is grown by Chemical Bath Deposition on electrospun Zn(Ac)(2) doped polyethersulfone fibres. The obtained mats are water resistant and photocatalytically active, thus resulting suitable for applications in water purification. The used procedure is simple, cost-effective and scalable to large volumes. The use of supported ZnO nanostructures onto fibrous mats paves the way to easily reusable photocatalyst that benefits the high surface area of nanostructures and limits the drawbacks associated to the use of nanoparticles and nanopowders (i.e. water turbidity, irradiation efficiency and photocatalyst recover), thus resulting suitable for use in membrane technology.
A brush-like ZnO nanorods shell is grown by Chemical Bath Deposition on electrospun Zn(Ac)2 doped polyethersulfone fibres. The obtained mats are water resistant and photocatalytically active, thus resulting suitable for applications in water purification. The used procedure is simple, cost-effective and scalable to large volumes. The use of supported ZnO nanostructures onto fibrous mats paves the way to easily reusable photocatalyst that benefits the high surface area of nanostructures and limits the drawbacks associated to the use of nanoparticles and nanopowders (i.e. water turbidity, irradiation efficiency and photocatalyst recover), thus resulting suitable for use in membrane technology
Nano rod; Electrospinning; Zinc Oxide
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