标题：Mechanism of sonication time on structure and adsorption properties of 3D peanut shell/graphene oxide aerogel
作者：Dan, Hongbing; Li, Nan; Xu, Xing; Gao, Yue; Huang, Ying; Akram, Muhammad; Yin, Weiyan; Gao, Baoyu; Yue, Qinyan
作者机构：[Dan, Hongbing; Li, Nan; Xu, Xing; Akram, Muhammad; Gao, Baoyu; Yue, Qinyan] Shandong Univ, Sch Environm Sci & Engn, Shandong Prov Key Lab Water Pollu 更多
通讯作者：Gao, Yue;Gao, Yue
通讯作者地址：Yue, QY (corresponding author), Shandong Univ, Sch Environm Sci & Engn, Shandong Prov Key Lab Water Pollut Control & Reso, Jinan 250100, Peoples R Chi 更多
来源：SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
关键词：3D PPS/GO aerogel; Sonication; DFT calculation; Norfloxacin adsorption
摘要：A 3D pretreated peanut shell-supported graphene oxide (PPS/GO) aerogel has been facilely prepared through a brief sonication + freeze-shaping technique, avoiding the traditional application of hydrothermal method which suffered from high temperature and long reaction time as well as significant loss of oxygen-containing functional groups. It was then employed to efficient norfloxacin (NOR) removal from aqueous medium. The mechanism of sonication time on the structure and adsorption properties of as-obtained PPS/GO aerogels was emphatically discussed via combining instrumental analyses, batch adsorption experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Results showed that the 3D PPS/GO aerogel with a decrease in oxygen functional groups and an increase in sp(2) -derived sp(3) hybridization regions was observed as sonication time provided in excess, causing the worse removal efficiency towards NOR. The resulting PPS/GO(5:1) aerogel obtained at sonication of 2 min and GO loading content of 200 mg/(PPS)g exhibited the optimal NOR adsorption capacity (pH 62, 228.83 mg g(-1)). DFT calculations further identified that the sp(3)-hybridized areas in PPS/GO aerogel had much lower adsorption energy (Delta E, -6.69 kcal/mol) towards NOR as compared with that of sp(2) -hybridized zones ( -12.45 kcal/mol). In addition, multiple interactions were involved in the adsorption of NOR by 3D PPS/GO aerogel, including electrostatic attraction, H-bonding, n-n conjugation and hydrophobic effect. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.