A Newly Emerging MXene Nanomaterial for Environmental Applications


A Newly Emerging MXene Nanomaterial for Environmental Applications

Sze-Mun Lam, Ming-Wei Kee, Kok-Ann Wong, Zeeshan Haider Jaffari, Huey-Yee Chai, Jin-Chung Sin

Escalating environmental issues have gathered prodigious scientific attention. Recently, two dimensional (2D) transition metal nitride/carbide composites have appeared as one of the most privileged nanomaterials applied in global environmental applications. Multilayered MXenes (Ti3C2Tx) were fabricated by exfoliating selective MAX phases. The description of the physiochemical properties of MXenes and their synthesis methods were detailed. This chapter also summarized the recent advancement of MXenes on environmental applications including adsorption, photocatalysis, antimicrobial and membrane processes. Finally, prospects together with challenges for MXenes possible environmental direction are summarized.

MXene, Nanomaterial, Adsorption, Photocatalysis, Antimicrobial, Membrane

Published online 5/30/2019, 41 pages

Citation: Sze-Mun Lam, Ming-Wei Kee, Kok-Ann Wong, Zeeshan Haider Jaffari, Huey-Yee Chai, Jin-Chung Sin, A Newly Emerging MXene Nanomaterial for Environmental Applications, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 51, pp 20-60, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900253-2

Part of the book on MXenes: Fundamentals and Applications

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