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dc.contributor.authorTopuz, Fuat
dc.contributor.authorHoltzl, Tibor
dc.contributor.authorSzekely, Gyorgy
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-12T07:18:04Z
dc.date.available2021-04-12T07:18:04Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-27
dc.identifier.citationTopuz, F., Holtzl, T., & Szekely, G. (2021). Scavenging organic micropollutants from water with nanofibrous hypercrosslinked cyclodextrin membranes derived from green resources. Chemical Engineering Journal, 419, 129443. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2021.129443
dc.identifier.issn1385-8947
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cej.2021.129443
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/668681
dc.description.abstractAs a principal constituent of living organisms, water is crucial to sustain life on Earth. However, its pollution by major human activities leading to clean water scarcity is a significant issue. Industrial activities release toxic pollutants, such as textile dyes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which pollute water resources and endanger the marine ecosystem and human life. To address this issue, we developed a highly effective sorbent platform based on a nanofibrous membrane, comprising hypercrosslinked cyclodextrin networks (HCNs). Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligosaccharides with a truncated cone shape featuring a partially hydrophobic cavity interior, which can form complexes with organic micropollutants. The nanofibrous HCN membrane was produced via the electrospinning of highly concentrated CD solutions containing a naturally occurring graphitic acid linker. The thermal crosslinking of the nanofibrous membrane resulted in a robust covalent polymer network of CD macrocycles, which can retain its shape in aqueous and organic solvents. The membrane was produced by exclusively using green resources including a novel natural crosslinker (i.e., graphitic acid), which has not been previously employed for any CD-based materials. Molecular modeling revealed that the crosslinking had a negligible effect on the host–guest complexation of the nanofibrous CD networks. The HCN membrane was used for scavenging textile dyes and PAHs from polluted water, and it demonstrated high sorption performance (Qmax = 692 mg g−1 dye), and excellent reusability upon the application of acidic methanol treatment. The nanofibrous HCN membrane can be used for rapid and efficient scavenging of organic micropollutants in aqueous environments.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the VEKOP-2.1.1-15-2016-00114 project, co-financed by the Hungarian Government and the European Union. The graphical abstract and Fig. 1 were created by Heno Hwang, a scientific illustrator at KAUST.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1385894721010305
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemical Engineering Journal, [419, , (2021-03-27)] DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129443 . © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleScavenging organic micropollutants from water with nanofibrous hypercrosslinked cyclodextrin membranes derived from green resources
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.identifier.journalChemical Engineering Journal
dc.rights.embargodate2022-03-27
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionMTA-BME Computation Driven Chemistry Research Group, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Muegyetem rkp. 3, Budapest 1111, Hungary
dc.contributor.institutionFurukawa Electric Institute of Technology, Kesmark utca 28/A, Budapest 1158, Hungary
dc.identifier.volume419
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
dc.identifier.pages129443
pubs.publication-statusPublished
kaust.personTopuz, Fuat
kaust.personSzekely, Gyorgy
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-12T07:18:04Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitscientific illustrator at KAUST


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