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Continuous and complete conversion of high concentration p ‐nitrophenol in a flow‐through membrane reactor (2019)
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‐nitrophenol in a flow‐through membrane reactor. AIChE Journal, 65(9), https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.16692

Here, we report on a green and effective method for the continuous and complete conversion of high concentrations of p‐nitrophenol (PNP) using a flow‐through membrane reactor and less NaBH4. The catalytic membrane was successfully fabricated by loadi... Read More

Sustainable and scalable in-situ synthesis of hydrochar-wrapped Ti3AlC2-derived nanofibers as adsorbents to remove heavy metals (2019)
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Dong, X., Wang, Y., Jia, M., Niu, Z., Cai, J., Yu, X., …Zhang, X. (2019). Sustainable and scalable in-situ synthesis of hydrochar-wrapped Ti3AlC2-derived nanofibers as adsorbents to remove heavy metals. Bioresource technology : biomass, bioenergy, biowastes, conversion technologies, biotransformations, production technologies, 282, 222-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.03.010

To ensure a sustainable future, it is imperative to efficiently utilize abundant biomass to produce such as platform chemicals, transport fuels, and other raw materials; hydrochar is one of the promising candidates derived by hydrothermal carbonizati... Read More

Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (2018)
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Guo, D., Tian, Z., Wang, J., Ke, X., & Zhu, Y. (2019). Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction. Applied Surface Science, 473, 555-563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.12.204

Co-N-C electrocatalysts have attracted great attention in electrocatalytic ORR (oxygen reduction reaction) field. In this work, we propose to prepare Co2N nanoparticles embedded N-doped mesoporous carbon by a facile method including in situ copolymer... Read More

Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process (2018)
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Zou, D., Ke, X., Qiu, M., Chen, X., & Fan, Y. (2018). Design and fabrication of whisker hybrid ceramic membranes with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability via co-sintering process. Ceramics international, 44(17), 21159-21169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.08.161

Ceramic microfiltration membranes (MF) with narrow pore size distribution and high permeability are widely used for the preparation of ceramic ultrafiltration membranes (UF) and in wastewater treatment. In this work, a whisker hybrid ceramic membrane... Read More

In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation (2018)
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Zhang, Q., Wang, H., Dong, Y., Yan, J., Ke, X., Wu, Q., & Xue, S. (2018). In situ growth of ultrathin Co-MOF nanosheets on α-Fe 2 O 3 hematite nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Solar Energy, 171, 388-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.086

Efficient charge transport is an important factor in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. The charge transfer at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface is of great importance, especially for the complex water oxidation reaction. In this study... Read More

Shaping metal–organic framework materials with a honeycomb internal structure (2018)
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Zhang, Y., Cai, J., Zhang, D., Ke, X., & Zhang, L. (2018). Shaping metal–organic framework materials with a honeycomb internal structure. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(30), 3775-3778. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc01289j

A self-assembly technology allows metal–organic framework materials to constitute a honeycomb internal structure while being shaped into millimeter-scale spheres. The ZIF-8 load is up to 83 wt% through solidification of chitosan (CS). This approach c... Read More

Recent development of plasmon-mediated photocatalysts and their potential in selectivity regulation (2017)
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Zhang, X., Ke, X., & Yao, J. (2018). Recent development of plasmon-mediated photocatalysts and their potential in selectivity regulation. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability /, 6(5), 1941-1966. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ta10375a

Solar energy for chemical production with high product selectivity under ambient conditions has attracted considerable attention. The development of photocatalytic nanomaterials as antennas to absorb light irradiation plays a pivotal role. Hence, cat... Read More

Continuous fabrication of calcium sulfate whiskers with adjustable aspect ratio in microdroplets (2017)
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Qi, Y., Zeng, C., Wang, C., Ke, X., & Zhang, L. (2017). Continuous fabrication of calcium sulfate whiskers with adjustable aspect ratio in microdroplets. Materials letters, 194, 231-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.02.066

Hemi-hydrate and anhydrous CaSO₄ whiskers with adjustable aspect ratio were continuously synthesized by the reactive crystallization of CaCl₂ to K₂ S₂ O₈ in microdroplets. The effects of solvent and reactive temperature were examined, with SEM and XR... Read More