Feasible water flow filter with facilely functionalized Fe3O4-non-oxidative graphene/CNT composites for arsenic removal

Won Kyu Park, Yeojoon Yoon, Seungdu Kim, Seonmi Yoo, Youngjin Do, Joon Wun Kang, Dae Ho Yoon, Woo Seok Yang

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Practical applications of carbon-based nanomaterials are important issues for water treatment technologies, especially for heavy metal adsorption. For the applications, a facile method to functionalize the carbon-based nanomaterials and a strategy for their typical uses are required. Here, we report a highly feasible water flow filter filled with Fe3O4-functionalized non-oxidative graphene/CNT prepared via facile functionalization in a Couette-Taylor flow reactor for arsenic removal. Fe3O4 was uniformly functionalized on the CNTs and the non-oxidative graphene using the Couette-Taylor flow method, which allows fast production of a large number of filters. The hybrid composite of Fe3O4-functionalized non-oxidative graphene/CNT demonstrated an improvement in the arsenic removal efficiency when it served as a flow filter rather than when used in the batch method because its 3D structure enhanced both the water flow pathway and the contact area with Fe3O4. Adaption for household use for continuous purification of water is simple for this proposed filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3246-3252
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Energy Efficiency & Resources of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korea government Ministry of Knowledge Economy (No. 20142010102690 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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