Activated boron nitride as an effective adsorbent for metal ions and organic pollutants

Li, Jie, Xiao, Xing, Xu, Xuewen, Lin, Jing, Huang, Yang, Xue, Yanming, Jin, Peng, Zou, Jin and Tang, Chengchun (2013) Activated boron nitride as an effective adsorbent for metal ions and organic pollutants. Scientific Reports, 3 3208.1-3208.7. doi:10.1038/srep03208

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Author Li, Jie
Xiao, Xing
Xu, Xuewen
Lin, Jing
Huang, Yang
Xue, Yanming
Jin, Peng
Zou, Jin
Tang, Chengchun
Title Activated boron nitride as an effective adsorbent for metal ions and organic pollutants
Journal name Scientific Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2045-2322
Publication date 2013-11-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/srep03208
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Start page 3208.1
End page 3208.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract Novel activated boron nitride (BN) as an effective adsorbent for pollutants in water and air has been reported in the present work. The activated BN was synthesized by a simple structure-directed method that enabled us to control the surface area, pore volume, crystal defects and surface groups. The obtained BN exhibits an super high surface area of 2078 m2/g, a large pore volume of 1.66 cm3/g and a special multimodal microporous/mesoporous structure located at ∼ 1.3, ∼ 2.7, and ∼ 3.9 nm, respectively. More importantly, the novel activated BN exhibits an excellent adsorption performance for various metal ions (Cr3+, Co2+, Ni2+, Ce3+, Pb2+) and organic pollutants (tetracycline, methyl orange and congo red) in water, as well as volatile organic compounds (benzene) in air. The excellent reusability of the activated BN has also been confirmed. All the features render the activated BN a promising material suitable for environmental remediation.
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