2D hetero-nanostructured reduced-CuNiFe-oxides with self-produced H2O2 Fenton-like photocatalysis for tetracycline degradation

Fu, Lin, Wu, Dandan, Wen, Ming, Zhu, Yuanzheng, Wu, Qingsheng, Zhou, Tao and Fu, Yong Qing (2022) 2D hetero-nanostructured reduced-CuNiFe-oxides with self-produced H2O2 Fenton-like photocatalysis for tetracycline degradation. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 10 (2). pp. 567-578. ISSN 2052-1553

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Fenton-like photocatalysis, an advanced oxidation technology, is considered a promising method by which to degrade tetracycline antibiotic (TC) pollutants, but it remains a challenge to achieve a high degradation efficiency in an environmental friendly way. Herein, cluster structures assembled by 2D nanosheets of reduced CuNiFe mixed-metal-oxides (re-CuNiFe-MMOs) have been synthesized through a combined hydrothermal and polyols-solvothermal reduction process. The synergistic effect induced by multiphases of MMOs and the CuNi alloy endows the obtained re-CuNiFe-MMOs with superior Fenton-like photocatalytic activity for the degradation of TCs without the use of any additional oxidants, which is mainly attributed to the reactive oxygen species (of which ˙O2− is dominant) generated under visible light based on the synergy of the multiphases. The degradation rate of TC reaches 100% in just 4 minutes with a constant reaction rate of 1.65 min−1, and this can be maintained at 95.5% after 12 cycles. This study provides an environmentally friendly approach for the treatment of antibiotic pollutants directly using visible light.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This work was financially supported by the Science and Technology Committee of Shanghai Municipality (No. 21160710300, 19DZ2271500), the National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC No. 22171212), Interdisciplinary Joint Research Project of Tongji University (No. 2022-4-ZD-03, 20224-YB-12), the Shanghai Sailing Program (21YF1446800) from China, and the International Exchange Grant (IEC/NSFC/ 201078) through the Royal Society UK and NSFC.
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2023 03:30
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50882

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