|Apr 24, 2020|
Scientists develop MOF nanomaterial to remove antibiotics in water(Nanowerk News) Chinese scientists have developed a kind of nanomaterial that can effectively remove antibiotics in wate (Applied Surface Science, "High-efficiency adsorption of norfloxacin using octahedral UIO-66-NH2 nanomaterials: Dynamics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms")r.
|Antibiotic residues are new kinds of water pollutants that can lead to antibiotic resistance, posing a great threat to the ecological environment and human health.|
|Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science successfully synthesized highly stable amino-functionalized Zr-based metal–organic frameworks (UIO-66-NH2) and studied the adsorption behaviors of norfloxacin (NOR) in water.|
|The adsorption capacities of UIO-66-NH2 reached a maximum of 222.5 mg/g for NOR, which were considerably higher than that of most reported adsorbents.|
|The material has a high adsorption capacity and can be recycled. It can remove antibiotics without secondary pollution. Researchers also revealed the absorption mechanism of the material.|
|The research provides new perspective for the removal of antibiotics in water by nanomaterials and has broad application prospects.|
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