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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 25, Issue 35, pp 35602–35613 | Cite as

Facile preparation of magnetic carbon nanotubes@ZIF-67 for rapid removal of tetrabromobisphenol A from water sample

  • Tingting Zhou
  • Yun Tao
  • Yinghu Xu
  • Dan Luo
  • Liqin Hu
  • Jingwen Feng
  • Tao Jing
  • Yikai Zhou
  • Surong Mei
Research Article
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Abstract

In this work, a novel magnetic carbon nanotube@zeolitic imidazolate framework-67 (MCNT@ZIF-67) composite was prepared facilely by a one-pot method using Fe3O4@SiO2 as the magnetic element, CNTs as the carbon matrix, and 2-methylimidazole (2-MIM) and cobaltous nitrate (Co(NO3)2·6H2O) as the organic and inorganic elements, respectively. The obtained MCNT@ZIF-67 composite was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM). Static adsorption experiments demonstrated that the maximum adsorption capacity of MCNTs@ZIF-67 for tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) is 83.23 mg g−1, and the sorption isotherm was fitted well by the Freundlich adsorption model. Dynamic adsorption experiments illustrated that the adsorption of TBBPA on MCNTs@ZIF-67 can reach equilibrium in 20 min, and the adsorption kinetics of TBBPA were fitted well by a pseudo-second-order kinetic model. The adsorption of TBBPA on MCNTs@ZIF-67 showed favorable selectivity. The pH and the NaCl and NH4Cl common salts did not affect the TBBPA adsorption. Then, the proposed magnetic composite was applied as the adsorbent for the rapid removal of TBBPA in water samples, and the removal ratio of MCNTs@ZIF-67 for TBBPA in different spiked water samples with different volumes was above 95% with RSD < 5%. Furthermore, as a new removal sorbent, the removal reproducibility of MCNTs@ZIF-67 for TBBPA was favorable and stable, with only a 6.0% decrease after 6 cycles.

Keywords

Tetrabromobisphenol A Metal organic frameworks Carbon nanotubes Magnetic separation Pollutant removal 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We appreciated the Analytical and Testing Center of Huazhong University of Science and Technology for analyzing the TEM, FT-IR, VSM, and XRD spectra.

Funding information

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21577043) and the National Basic Research Grant (973) of China (Grant No. 2015CB352100).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tingting Zhou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yun Tao
    • 1
  • Yinghu Xu
    • 2
  • Dan Luo
    • 1
  • Liqin Hu
    • 1
  • Jingwen Feng
    • 1
  • Tao Jing
    • 1
  • Yikai Zhou
    • 1
  • Surong Mei
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Environment Health (Incubation), Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health (Wuhan), Ministry of Environmental Protection, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Clinical LaboratoryThe Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao UniversityQingdaoChina

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