Fabrication of magnetic core-shell nanocomposites with superior performance for water treatment

Shengtao Xing, Dongyuan Zhao, Wenjuan Yang, Zichuan Ma, Yinsu Wu, Yuanzhe Gao, Weirong Chen, Jiao Han

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Magnetic core-shell nanocomposites were synthesized by an economical and environmentally friendly method. The shell materials with the desired composition can be obtained through simple manipulation of precursor adsorption, which can modify their performance for water treatment. The composite containing appropriate amounts of Fe, Mn, and Co oxides exhibits excellent adsorption capability and catalytic activity for removing heavy metal ions and organic pollutants in water. The results suggest that the chemical modification of the shell material is promising for the optimization of pollutants removal by core-shell nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1700
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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