Electrocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin wastewater by Ru-Ti-Ni/CNT electrodes

Shengzhe Wang, Hongxia Lv, Chengyu Jin, Yu Wang, Huangzhao Wei, Chenglin Sun, Lian Yu, Lei Ma, Xiangnan Li, Xiaowei Liu

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We synthesized a series of Ru-Ti-Ni/CNT electrodes to degrade levofloxacin in wastewater. The unique structure of Ni single-atom-kernelled Ru nanoparticles regulates the reaction process, producing a notable synergistic effect. The reaction kinetics constant of Ru-Ti-Ni/CNT with a Ru: Ti ratio of 10:0 outperforms Ni/CNT by 3.7 times and CNT alone by 16.4 times. Comprehensive characterizations revealed its morphology and structure nature. Ru nanoparticles can shield Ni, while Ni single-atom facilitates electron transfer in Ru nanoparticles, generating abundant reactive oxygen radicals (ROS) that degrade pollutants.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106756
JournalCatalysis Communications
StatePublished - Sep 1 2023

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-09-11
Acknowledgements: The authors sincerely thank the support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (52100072 and 52100213), Science and Technology Project of Yingze District in 2023 (Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province), Cross-Disciplinary Science Foundation from Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPTCSF-2023004), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Public-interest Scientific Institution (2023YSKY-10), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and the special fund of Beijing Key Laboratory of Clean Fuels and Efficient Catalytic Emission Reduction Technology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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