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Wang, Q., Cai, C., Wang, M., Guo, Q., Wang, B., Luo, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, C., Zhou, L., Zhang, D., Tong, Z., Liu, Y. & Chen, J. (2018). Efficient photocatalytic degradation of Malachite Green in seawater by the hybrid of Zinc-Oxide Nanorods Grown on Three-Dimensional (3D) reduced graphene oxide(RGO)/Ni foam. Materials, 11 (6), 1004-1-1004-12.


A hybrid of ZnO nanorods grown onto three-dimensional (3D) reduced graphene oxide (RGO)@Ni foam (ZnO/RGO@NF) is synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. The as-prepared hybrid material is physically characterized by SEM, XRD, Raman, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).When the as-prepared 3D hybrid is investigated as a photocatalyst, it demonstrates significant high photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methylene blue (MB), rhodamine (RhB), and mixed MB/RhB as organic dye pollutants. In addition, the practical application and the durability of the as-prepared catalyst to degradation of malachite green (MG) in seawater are firstly assessed in a continuous flow system. The catalyst shows a high degradation efficiency and stable photocatalytic activity for 5 h continuous operation, which should be a promising catalyst for the degradation of organic dyes in seawater.



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