Activation of natural halloysite nanotubes by introducing lanthanum oxycarbonate nanoparticles via co-calcination for outstanding phosphate removal.

Author(s) Wei, Y.; Yuan, P.; Liu, D.; Losic, D.; Tan, D.; Chen, F.; Liu, H.; Zhou, J.; Du, P.; Song, Y.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2019 Feb 12

Halloysite nanotubes were activated via co-calcination of halloysite and the precursors of lanthanum oxycarbonate (LO), generating reactive alumina nanoparticles and uniformly anchoring LO nanoparticles to halloysite surfaces. The resulting LO-alumina combination exhibits record-high phosphate adsorption capacity as well as excellence in adsorption selectivity and sewage phosphate removal.

DOI 10.1039/c8cc10314c
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Chem Commun (Camb). 2019;55(14):21102113.

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