A self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/325388
Title:
A self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separation
Authors:
Zhang, Lianbin ( 0000-0002-8548-1506 ) ; Zhong, Yujiang; Cha, Dong Kyu; Wang, Peng ( 0000-0003-0856-0865 )
Abstract:
Oil-water separation has recently become a global challenging task because of the frequent occurrence of oil spill accidents due to the offshore oil production and transportation, and there is an increasing demand for the development of effective and inexpensive approaches for the cleaning-up of the oily pollution in water system. In this study, a self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh that can be used for oil-water separation is prepared by the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of sodium silicate and TiO2 nanoparticles on the stainless steel mesh. The integration of the self-cleaning property into the all-inorganic separation mesh by using TiO2 enables the convenient removal of the contaminants by ultraviolet (UV) illumination, and allows for the facile recovery of the separation ability of the contaminated mesh, making it promising for practial oil-water separation applications.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Citation:
Zhang L, Zhong Y, Cha D, Wang P (2013) A self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separation. Sci Rep 3. doi:10.1038/srep02326.
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Scientific Reports
Issue Date:
31-Jul-2013
DOI:
10.1038/srep02326
PubMed ID:
23900109
PubMed Central ID:
PMC3728594
Type:
Article
ISSN:
20452322
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Articles; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Lianbinen
dc.contributor.authorZhong, Yujiangen
dc.contributor.authorCha, Dong Kyuen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Pengen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-27T09:50:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-27T09:50:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-7-31en
dc.identifier.citationZhang L, Zhong Y, Cha D, Wang P (2013) A self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separation. Sci Rep 3. doi:10.1038/srep02326.en
dc.identifier.issn20452322en
dc.identifier.pmid23900109en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep02326en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/325388en
dc.description.abstractOil-water separation has recently become a global challenging task because of the frequent occurrence of oil spill accidents due to the offshore oil production and transportation, and there is an increasing demand for the development of effective and inexpensive approaches for the cleaning-up of the oily pollution in water system. In this study, a self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh that can be used for oil-water separation is prepared by the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of sodium silicate and TiO2 nanoparticles on the stainless steel mesh. The integration of the self-cleaning property into the all-inorganic separation mesh by using TiO2 enables the convenient removal of the contaminants by ultraviolet (UV) illumination, and allows for the facile recovery of the separation ability of the contaminated mesh, making it promising for practial oil-water separation applications.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.subjectmetal nanoparticleen
dc.subjectoilen
dc.subjecttitaniumen
dc.subjecttitanium dioxideen
dc.subjectabsorptionen
dc.subjectchemistryen
dc.subjectequipmenten
dc.subjectequipment designen
dc.subjectequipment failureen
dc.subjectisolation and purificationen
dc.subjectnanotechnologyen
dc.subjectultrafiltrationen
dc.subjectwater managementen
dc.subjectwater pollutanten
dc.subjectAbsorptionen
dc.subjectEquipment Designen
dc.subjectEquipment Failure Analysisen
dc.subjectMetal Nanoparticlesen
dc.subjectNanotechnologyen
dc.subjectOilsen
dc.subjectTitaniumen
dc.subjectUltrafiltrationen
dc.subjectWater Pollutants, Chemicalen
dc.subjectWater Purificationen
dc.titleA self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3728594en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUnidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales (Puerto Morelos), Instituto de Ciencias Del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autõnoma de México, Puerto Morelos, QR 77580, Mexicoen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Natural Sciences, University of California Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, United Statesen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorZhang, Lianbinen
kaust.authorCha, Dong Kyuen
kaust.authorWang, Pengen
kaust.authorZhong, Yujiangen
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