Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Processing ›› 2019, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 62-65.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2019.rrj.37.061001

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Preparation of durable β-FeOOH nanorods/polyester fabric composites and their efficient dual function in water purification

WANG Minglei1,2(),ZHANG Maojiang1,2,GAO Qianhong3,ZHANG Mingxing1,2,HU Jiangtao1(),WU Guozhong1()   

  1. 1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
  • Received:2019-12-11 Accepted:2019-12-11 Online:2019-12-20 Published:2019-12-23
  • Contact: HU Jiangtao,WU Guozhong;;
  • About author:WANG Minglei(male) was born in Hengshui, Hebei Province, in 1990, and obtained his bachelor's degree from Xiangtan University in June 2015. Now he is a doctoral candidate at Shanghai Institute of Applied physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    the National Defense Basic Research, Nuclear Basic Science Challenge Project(TZ2018004);the National Key R & D Program of China(2016YFB0303004)


The rapid development of China in the past 30 a has caused severe damage to the environment, especially to water resources, which seriously threatens the ecological balance and human health. In particular, the accretion of industrial oily/soluble, highly toxic wastewater is an urgent environmental problem that needs to be solved in the process of water purification. However, it remains a serious challenge to produce materials that can separate oil/water and degrade organic pollutants simultaneously. In this study, durable β-FeOOH nanorods/polyester fabric composites were fabricated to solve the above problems. The oil/water mixture was separated, and the soluble organic pollutants in water were degraded in situ. The experimental results showed that the oil/water separation efficiency and the removal rate of highly toxic and soluble organic pollutants from water were over 99% and 90%, respectively.After multiple cycles of degradation experiments and accelerated washing experiments, the oil/water separation efficiency and the removal rate of toxic organics remained unchanged.

Key words: PET fabric, Radiation-induced graft polymerization, β-FeOOH nanorods, Photo-Fenton, Oil/water separation

CLC Number: 

  • TL13