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ZIF-8 Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics

Version 1 : Received: 20 December 2018 / Approved: 28 December 2018 / Online: 28 December 2018 (04:20:40 CET)

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Tang, H.; Li, W.; Jiang, H.; Lin, R.; Wang, Z.; Wu, J.; He, G.; Shearing, P.R.; Brett, D.J.L. ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 117. Tang, H.; Li, W.; Jiang, H.; Lin, R.; Wang, Z.; Wu, J.; He, G.; Shearing, P.R.; Brett, D.J.L. ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 117.

Journal reference: Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 117
DOI: 10.3390/nano9010117

Abstract

The harmful nature of high concentrations of antibiotics to humans and animals requires urgent development of novel materials and techniques for their absorption. In this work, CTAB (Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide)-assisted synthesis of ZIF-8 (zeolitic imidazolate framework) derived hollow carbon (ZHC) was designed, prepared and used as a high-performance adsorbent, further evaluated by Langmuir and Freundlich isothermal adsorption experiments, dynamic analysis as well as theoretical calculation. The maximum capacities of ZHC on adsorbing tetracycline (TC), norfloxacin (NFO) and levofloxacin (OFO) are 267.3, 125.6 and 227.8 mg g-1, respectively, which delivers superior adsorptive performance when compared to widely studied inorganic adsorbates. The design concept of ZIFs-derived hollow carbon material provides guidance and insights for the efficient adsorbent of environmental antibiotics.

Subject Areas

ZIF-8; hollow carbon; antibiotics; adsorbent

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