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Adsorption Behavior of High Stable Zr-Based MOFs for the Removal of Acid Organic Dye from Water

Hubei Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, Key Laboratory for the Green Preparation and Application of Functional Materials (Ministry of Education), Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China
Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Claudio Pettinari
Materials 2017, 10(2), 205;
Received: 15 January 2017 / Revised: 9 February 2017 / Accepted: 15 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Organic Framework Materials)
Zirconium based metal organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs) have become popular in engineering studies due to their high mechanical stability, thermostability and chemical stability. In our work, by using a theoretical kinetic adsorption isotherm, we can exert MOFs to an acid dye adsorption process, experimentally exploring the adsorption of MOFs, their external behavior and internal mechanism. The results indicate their spontaneous and endothermic nature, and the maximum adsorption capacity of this material for acid orange 7 (AO7) could be up to 358 mg·g−1 at 318 K, estimated by the Langmuir isotherm model. This is ascribed to the presence of an open active metal site that significantly intensified the adsorption, by majorly increasing the interaction strength with the adsorbates. Additionally, the enhanced π delocalization and suitable pore size of UiO-66 gave rise to the highest host–guest interaction, which further improves both the adsorption capacity and separation selectivity at low concentrations. Furthermore, the stability of UiO-66 was actually verified for the first time, through comparing the structure of the samples before and after adsorption mainly by Powder X-ray diffraction and thermal gravimetric analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: UiO-66; adsorption behavior; adsorption mechanism; acid orange 7 UiO-66; adsorption behavior; adsorption mechanism; acid orange 7
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Zhang, K.-D.; Tsai, F.-C.; Ma, N.; Xia, Y.; Liu, H.-L.; Zhan, X.-Q.; Yu, X.-Y.; Zeng, X.-Z.; Jiang, T.; Shi, D.; Chang, C.-J. Adsorption Behavior of High Stable Zr-Based MOFs for the Removal of Acid Organic Dye from Water. Materials 2017, 10, 205.

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