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dc.contributor.authorLiang, X.
dc.contributor.authorQin, L.
dc.contributor.authorWang, J.
dc.contributor.authorZhu, J.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Y.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jian
dc.identifier.citationLiang, X. and Qin, L. and Wang, J. and Zhu, J. and Zhang, Y. and Liu, J. 2018. Facile Construction of Long-Lasting Antibacterial Membrane by Using an Orientated Halloysite Nanotubes Interlayer. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 57 (9): pp. 3235-3245.

© 2018 American Chemical Society. Membrane separation technologies have shown a brilliant potential in the field of water treatment and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Surface biofouling featuring inherent complexity and hard treatability severely impedes the development of polymeric membranes, posing a significant decline in their performance and lifespan. Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) offer the best solutions to inhibit bacteria growth and proliferation, whereas it remains challenging to confer a long-term bactericidal ability to membranes. In this study, we developed a novel approach to in situ anchor Ag NPs on membrane surface by implementing natural clay (halloysite nanotubes, HNTs) as an interlayer. The combination of well-aligned HNTs and nanosilver endows the membranes with high dye retention, salt permeation, and water permeability. Most importantly, this novel membrane exhibited a strong, long-lasting antibacterial behavior toward Escherichia coli. This strategy furnishes a new pathway in the rational assembly of Ag/HNTs antibacterial layer for potent dye/salts fractionation.

dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society
dc.titleFacile Construction of Long-Lasting Antibacterial Membrane by Using an Orientated Halloysite Nanotubes Interlayer
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
curtin.departmentWASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)
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