A group of scientists from the University of Vienna's Faculty of Chemistry presented a new method for creating an innovative composite material with the capacity to absorb wastewater for effective industrial pollutant treatment. Changxia Li, Freddy Kleitz, and colleagues published the study in Angewandte Chemie.
Due to their high water solubility and lack of biodegradability, organic dyes are one of the most common harmful industrial pollutants. However, the main issue with this kind of pollution is its carcinogenic potential. Effective industrial wastewater treatment adsorbents are crucial to reducing its possible environmental harm.
The researchers developed a novel approach to design a cutting-edge composite material that is highly efficient at filtering organic pollutants from water and is made of a nanoporous, ultrathin covalent organic framework (COF) anchored on graphene to solve the issue.
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