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dc.contributor.authorBlanco, Miren
dc.contributor.authorMonteserín, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorAngulo, Adrián
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Márquez, Ana
dc.contributor.authorMaudes, Jon
dc.contributor.authorMurillo, Nieves
dc.contributor.authorAranzabe, Estíbaliz
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Rubio, Leire
dc.contributor.authorVilas, Jose Luis
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-25T11:20:32Z
dc.date.available2019-06-25T11:20:32Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-26
dc.identifier.citationBlanco, Miren, Cristina Monteserín, Adrián Angulo, Ana Pérez-Márquez, Jon Maudes, Nieves Murillo, Estíbaliz Aranzabe, Leire Ruiz-Rubio, and Jose Luis Vilas. “TiO2-Doped Electrospun Nanofibrous Membrane for Photocatalytic Water Treatment.” Polymers 11, no. 5 (April 26, 2019): 747. doi:10.3390/polym11050747.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/727
dc.description.abstractThis work has been focused on the one-step fabrication by electrospinning of polyamide 6 (PA6) nanofibre membranes modified with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2), where these TiO2 nanoparticles aggregates could induce a photocatalytic activity. The main potential application of these membranes could be the purification of contaminated water. Thus, it is important to analyse the contaminant degradation capability since in these membranes this is based on their photocatalytic activity. In this work, the effect of the photocatalysis has been studied both on the degradation of an organic model contaminant and on the removal of Escherichia coli and other coliform bacteria. As a result, it was observed that these membranes present excellent photocatalytic activity when they are irradiated under UV light, allowing a 70% reduction of an organic model pollutant after 240 min. In addition, these membranes successfully removed Escherichia coli and other coliform bacteria in artificially inoculated water after 24 h of contact with them. Moreover, the stand-alone structure of the membranes allowed for the reusing of the immobilized catalyst. The experimental evidence indicated that developed nanofibre membranes are a fast and efficient solution for polluted water decontamination based on photocatalysis. Their use could contribute to guarantee a fresh water level and quality, mitigating the water scarcity problem worldwide.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAuthors acknowledge the Basque Government funding within the ELKARTEK (KK-2017/00089) and 2018-2019 (KK-2018/00099) Programme, the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad project TEC2015-63838-C3-3-R) and grupos de investigación del sistema universitario vasco (IT718-13).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMDPI AGen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleTiO2-Doped Electrospun Nanofibrous Membrane for Photocatalytic Water Treatmenten
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/polym11050747en
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsMembrane filtrationen
dc.subject.keywordsPolymeric nonwoven nanofibresen
dc.subject.keywordsNeedle-free electrospinningen
dc.identifier.essn2073-4360en
dc.issue.number5en
dc.journal.titlePolymersen
dc.page.initial747en
dc.volume.number11en


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