A facile method to prepare dual-functional membrane for efficient oil removal and in situ reversible mercury ions adsorption from wastewater

Qingdong Zhang, Na Liu, Yingze Cao, Weifeng Zhang, Yen Wei, Lin Feng, Lei Jiang

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In this work, a novel thiol covered polyamide (nylon 66) microfiltration membrane was fabricated by combining mussel-inspired chemistry and coupling reaction, which owns excellent dual-function that can simultaneously remove oil from water efficiently and adsorb the mercury ions contained in the wastewater reversibly. Such membrane exhibited high oil/water separation efficiency, outstanding mercury adsorption ability, and good stability. Moreover, it can be regenerated in nitric acid solution, and maintain its good adsorption performance. The as-prepared membrane showed great potentials for water purification to reduce the heavy metal ion pollution and complicated industrial oily wastewater and living wastewater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption and desorption
  • Dual-functional membrane
  • Oil/water separation
  • Reversible mercury ions adsorption

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