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2021

Chlorine-anion doping induced multi-factor optimization in perovskties for boosting intrinsic oxygen evolution

Zhu, Y., Lin, Q., Wang, Z., Qi, D., Yin, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, X., Shao, Z. & Wang, H., Jan 2021, In : Journal of Energy Chemistry. 52, p. 115-120 6 p.

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2020

2D water-stable zinc-benzimidazole framework nanosheets for ultrafast and selective removal of heavy metals

Xu, R., Jian, M., Ji, Q., Hu, C., Tang, C., Liu, R., Zhang, X. & Qu, J., 15 Feb 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 382, 11 p., 122658.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

A layered aluminum-based metal-organic framework as a superior trap for nitrobenzene capture: via an intercalation role

Zhang, Q., Jian, M., Zhao, P., Hu, C., Qu, J., Li, X., Hu, J., Liu, R. & Zhang, X., 14 Mar 2020, In : Nanoscale. 12, 10, p. 6012-6019 8 p.

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An in situ assembled WO3-TiO2 vertical heterojunction for enhanced Z-scheme photocatalytic activity

Liu, Y., Zeng, X., Easton, C. D., Li, Q., Xia, Y., Yin, Y., Hu, X., Hu, J., Xia, D., McCarthy, D. T., Deletic, A., Sun, C., Yu, J. & Zhang, X., 28 Apr 2020, In : Nanoscale. 12, 16, p. 8775-8784 10 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Boosting the oxygen evolution catalytic performance of perovskites via optimizing calcination temperature

Lin, Q., Zhu, Y., Hu, Z., Yin, Y., Lin, H. J., Chen, C. T., Zhang, X., Shao, Z. & Wang, H., 14 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 8, 14, p. 6480-6486 7 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Cooperatively modulating reactive oxygen species generation and bacteria-photocatalyst contact over graphitic carbon nitride by polyethylenimine for rapid water disinfection

Zeng, X., Liu, Y., Xia, Y., Uddin, M. H., Xia, D., McCarthy, D. T., Deletic, A., Yu, J. & Zhang, X., 5 Oct 2020, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 274, 8 p., 119095.

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Efficient metal ion sieving in rectifying subnanochannels enabled by metal–organic frameworks

Lu, J., Zhang, H., Hou, J., Li, X., Hu, X., Hu, Y., Easton, C. D., Li, Q., Sun, C., Thornton, A. W., Hill, M. R., Zhang, X., Jiang, G., Liu, J. Z., Hill, A. J., Freeman, B. D., Jiang, L. & Wang, H., 9 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Materials. 11 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Hierarchically porous UiO-66 with tunable mesopores and oxygen vacancies for enhanced arsenic removal

Xu, R., Ji, Q., Zhao, P., Jian, M., Xiang, C., Hu, C., Zhang, G., Tang, C., Liu, R., Zhang, X. & Qu, J., 28 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 8, 16, p. 7870-7879 10 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Microporous polymer incorporated polyamide membrane for reverse osmosis desalination

Feng, S., Low, Z. X., Liu, S., Zhang, L., Zhang, X., Simon, G. P., Fang, X-Y. & Wang, H., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 610, 8 p., 118299.

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Mild annealing reduced graphene oxide membrane for nanofiltration

Li, Y., Yuan, S., Xia, Y., Zhao, W., Easton, C. D., Selomulya, C. & Zhang, X., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 601, 7 p., 117900.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Minimizing non-selective nanowrinkles of reduced graphene oxide laminar membranes for enhanced NaCl rejection

Yuan, S., Li, Y., Xia, Y., Kang, Y., Yang, J., Uddin, M. H., Liu, H., Selomulya, C. & Zhang, X., 14 Apr 2020, In : Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 7, 4, p. 273-279 7 p.

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Nano-layer based 1T-rich MoS2/g-C3N4 co-catalyst system for enhanced photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity

Hu, X., Zeng, X., Liu, Y., Lu, J., Yuan, S., Yin, Y., Hu, J., McCarthy, D. T. & Zhang, X., 5 Jul 2020, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 268, 9 p., 118466.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Rational design of 1D/2D heterostructured photocatalyst for energy and environmental applications

Hou, H. & Zhang, X., 1 Sep 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 395, 18 p., 125030.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Recyclable printed circuit boards and alkali reduction wastewater: approach to a sustainable copper-based metal-organic framework

Zhang, S., Jian, M., Zhang, Q., Xu, R., Qu, J., Luo, X., Li, X., Hu, J., Liu, R. & Zhang, X., 27 Jan 2020, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 8, 3, p. 1371-1379 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Relationship between desalination performance of graphene oxide membranes and edge functional groups

Qiu, R., Xiao, J., Chen, X. D., Selomulya, C., Zhang, X. & Woo, M. W., 29 Jan 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12, 4, p. 4769-4776 8 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Selective permeation of water through angstrom-channel graphene membranes for bioethanol concentration

Chen, X., Mohammed, S., Yang, G., Qian, T., Chen, Y., Ma, H., Xie, Z., Zhang, X., Simon, G. P. & Wang, H., 8 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Materials. 7 p., 2002320.

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Self-assembled Ruddlesden–Popper/perovskite hybrid with lattice-oxygen activation as a superior oxygen evolution electrocatalyst

Zhu, Y., Lin, Q., Hu, Z., Chen, Y., Yin, Y., Tahini, H. A., Lin, H-J., Chen, C-T., Zhang, X., Shao, Z. & Wang, H., 22 May 2020, In : Small. 16, 20, 7 p.

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Simultaneously tuning charge separation and oxygen reduction pathway on graphitic carbon nitride by polyethylenimine for boosted photocatalytic hydrogen peroxide production

Zeng, X., Liu, Y., Kang, Y., Li, Q., Xia, Y., Zhu, Y., Hou, H., Uddin, M. H., Gengenbach, T. R., Xia, D., Sun, C., McCarthy, D. T., Deletic, A., Yu, J. & Zhang, X., 20 Mar 2020, In : ACS Catalysis. 10, 6, p. 3697-3706 10 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis of in-situ Al3+-defected iron oxide nanoflakes from coal ash: a detailed study on the structure, evolution mechanism and application to water remediation

Qian, B., Liu, C., Lu, J., Jian, M., Hu, X., Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Etschmann, B., Zhang, X., Wang, H. & Zhang, L., 5 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 395, 10 p., 122696.

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The role of nanowrinkles in mass transport across graphene-based membranes

Kang, Y., Qiu, R., Jian, M., Wang, P., Xia, Y., Motevalli, B., Zhao, W., Tian, Z., Liu, J. Z., Wang, H., Liu, H. & Zhang, X., 25 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Functional Materials. 7 p., 2003159.

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2019

Anisotropic wetting of droplets on stripe-patterned chemically heterogeneous surfaces: effect of length ratio and deposition position

Wang, Y., Jian, M., Liu, H. & Zhang, X., 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 12, p. 4387-4396 10 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Computational design of single-molybdenum catalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction

Li, Q., Qiu, S., Liu, C., Liu, M., He, L., Zhang, X. & Sun, C., 31 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 4, p. 2347-2352 6 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

Droplet sliding: the numerical observation of multiple contact angle hysteresis

Wang, Y., Zhao, J., Zhang, D., Jian, M., Liu, H. & Zhang, X., 30 Jul 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 30, p. 9970-9978 9 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Edge Functional Groups on Water Transport in Graphene Oxide Membranes

Qiu, R., Yuan, S., Xiao, J., Chen, X. D., Selomulya, C., Zhang, X. & Woo, M. W., 30 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 11, 8, p. 8483−8491 9 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Electrochemical oxidation disinfects urban stormwater: Major disinfection mechanisms and longevity tests

Feng, W., Deletic, A., Wang, Z., Zhang, X., Gengenbach, T. & McCarthy, D. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 646, p. 1440-1447 8 p.

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Enhancement of desalination performance of thin-film nanocomposite membrane by cellulose nanofibers

Liu, S., Low, Z-X., Hegab, H. M., Xie, Z., Ou, R., Yang, G., Simon, G. P., Zhang, X., Zhang, L. & Wang, H., 15 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 592, 7 p., 117363.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Exploration of iron borides as electrochemical catalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction

Li, Q., Liu, C., Qiu, S., Zhou, F., He, L., Zhang, X. & Sun, C., 7 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 37, p. 21507-21513 7 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Fast and selective fluoride ion conduction in sub-1-nanometer metal-organic framework channels

Li, X., Zhang, H., Wang, P., Hou, J., Lu, J., Easton, C. D., Zhang, X., Hill, M. R., Thornton, A. W., Liu, J. Z., Freeman, B. D., Hill, A. J., Jiang, L. & Wang, H., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 12 p., 2490.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Lateral motion of a droplet after impacting on groove-patterned superhydrophobic surfaces

Wang, Y., Jian, M. & Zhang, X., 5 Jun 2019, In : Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 570, p. 48-54 7 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Polyvinyl alcohol-stabilized granular Fe–Mn binary oxide as an effective adsorbent for simultaneous removal of arsenate and arsenite

Zhang, G., Luo, J., Wang, L. & Zhang, X., 7 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Technology. 11 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Potential control of cyanobacterial blooms by using a floating-mobile electrochemical system

Bakheet, B., Beardall, J., Zhang, X. & McCarthy, D., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 94, 2, p. 582-589 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Pyrite-type ruthenium disulfide with tunable disorder and defects enables ultra-efficient overall water splitting

Zhu, Y., Tahini, H. A., Wang, Y., Lin, Q., Liang, Y., Doherty, C. M., Liu, Y., Li, X., Lu, J., Smith, S., Selomulya, C., Zhang, X., Shao, Z. & Wang, H., 17 May 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 23, p. 14222-14232 11 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Seawater-driven forward osmosis for pre-concentrating nutrients in digested sludge centrate

Vu, M. T., Price, W. E., He, T., Zhang, X. & Nghiem, L. D., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 247, p. 135-139 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Selective removal of sodium from low-rank Xinjiang coal upon multistage countercurrent water washing: experimental investigation and kinetics modeling

Zhou, S., Hosseini, T., Zhao, J., Zhang, X., Wu, H. & Zhang, L., 21 Mar 2019, In : Energy and Fuels. 33, 3, p. 2142-2152 11 p.

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Spatially isolating salt crystallisation from water evaporation for continuous solar steam generation and salt harvesting

Xia, Y., Hou, Q., Jubaer, H., Li, Y., Kang, Y., Yuan, S., Liu, H., Woo, M. W., Zhang, L., Gao, L., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 1 Jun 2019, In : Energy and Environmental Science. 12, 6, p. 1840-1847 8 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

Super-exchange interaction induced overall optimization in ferromagnetic perovskite oxides enables ultrafast water oxidation

Dai, J., Zhu, Y., Yin, Y., Tahini, H. A., Guan, D., Dong, F., Lu, Q., Smith, S. C., Zhang, X., Wang, H., Zhou, W. & Shao, Z., 25 Sep 2019, In : Small. 15, 39, 11 p., 1903120.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Thermally reduced nanoporous graphene oxide membrane for desalination

Li, Y., Zhao, W., Weyland, M., Yuan, S., Xia, Y., Liu, H., Jian, M., Yang, J., Easton, C. D., Selomulya, C. & Zhang, X., 18 Jul 2019, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 53, 14, p. 8314-8323 10 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Two-dimensional g-C3N4/TiO2 nanocomposites as vertical Z-scheme heterojunction for improved photocatalytic water disinfection

Liu, Y., Zeng, X., Hu, X., Hu, J., Wang, Z., Yin, Y., Sun, C. & Zhang, X., Sep 2019, In : Catalysis Today. 335, p. 243-251 9 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

What is the efficiency of electro-generation of chlorine with a solid polymer electrolyte assembly?

Bakheet, B., Beardall, J., Zhang, X. & McCarthy, D., 15 May 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 364, p. 370-375 6 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
2018

A low-pressure GO nanofiltration membrane crosslinked via ethylenediamine

Meng, N., Zhao, W., Shamsaei, E., Wang, G., Zeng, X., Lin, X., Xu, T., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 15 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 548, p. 363-371 9 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

Coal Waste to Two-Dimensional Materials: Fabrication of α-Fe2O3 Nanosheets and MgO Nanosheets from Brown Coal Fly Ash

Qian, B., Hosseini, T., Zhang, X., Liu, Y., Wang, H. & Zhang, L., 3 Dec 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 6, 12, p. 15982-15987 6 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Comparing adsorption of arsenic and antimony from single-solute and bi-solute aqueous systems onto ZIF-8

Liu, B., Jian, M., Wang, H., Zhang, G., Liu, R., Zhang, X. & Qu, J., 5 Feb 2018, In : Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 538, p. 164-172 9 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Domestic wastewater treatment by forward osmosis-membrane distillation (FO-MD) integrated system

Li, J., Hou, D., Li, K., Zhang, Y., Wang, J. & Zhang, X., 29 Mar 2018, In : Water Science and Technology. 77, 6, p. 1514-1523 10 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Effective electrochemical inactivation of Microcystis aeruginosa and degradation of microcystins via a novel solid polymer electrolyte sandwich

Bakheet, B., Islam, M. A., Beardall, J., Zhang, X. & McCarthy, D., 15 Oct 2018, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 350, p. 616-626 11 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Electrochemical inactivation of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and removal of the cyanotoxin cylindrospermopsin

Bakheet, B., Islam, M. A., Beardall, J., Zhang, X. & McCarthy, D., 15 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 344, p. 241-248 8 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Electrochemical oxidation for stormwater disinfection: How does real stormwater chemistry impact on pathogen removal and disinfection by-products level?

Feng, W., McCarthy, D. T., Henry, R., Zhang, X., Zhang, K. & Deletic, A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Chemosphere. 213, p. 226-234 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating the membrane fouling formation and chemical cleaning strategy in forward osmosis membrane filtration treating domestic sewage

Ab Hamid, N. H., Ye, L., Wang, D. K., Smart, S., Filloux, E., Lebouteiller, T. & Zhang, X., 1 Dec 2018, In : Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 4, 12, p. 2092-2103 12 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Graphene oxide incorporated thin film nanocomposite membrane at low concentration monomers

Zhao, W., Liu, H., Meng, N., Jian, M., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 565, p. 380-389 10 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of H-termination on the nitrogen reduction reaction of molybdenum carbide as an electrochemical catalyst

Li, Q., Qiu, S., He, L., Zhang, X. & Sun, C., 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 36, p. 23338-23343 6 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Incorporation of Homochirality into a Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Membrane for Efficient Chiral Separation

Chan, J. Y., Zhang, H., Nolvachai, Y., Hu, Y., Zhu, H., Forsyth, M., Gu, Q., Hoke, D. E., Zhang, X., Marriott, P. J. & Wang, H., 21 Dec 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 52, p. 17130-17134 5 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)