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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 6217987, 13 pages
Review Article

Efficiency of Polymeric Membrane Graphene Oxide-TiO2 for Removal of Azo Dye

1Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Environment and Energy, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 15875-4199, Tehran, Iran
3Chemistry Department, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
4Nanotechnology Research Institute, Chemical Engineering Department, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Roshanak Rezaei Kalantary;

Received 22 April 2016; Revised 11 August 2016; Accepted 14 September 2016; Published 27 February 2017

Academic Editor: Zuhui Zhang

Copyright © 2017 Elahe Dadvar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Achieving the desired standard of drinking water quality has been one of the concerns across water treatment plants in the developing countries. Processes such as grid chamber, coagulation, sedimentation, clarification, filtration, and disinfection are typically used in water purification plants. Among these methods, unit filtration which employs polymers is one of the new technologies. There have been many studies about the use of semiconductive TiO2 with graphene oxide (GO) on the base of different polymeric membranes for the removal of azo dyes, especially methylene blue (MB). Polymeric GO-TiO2 membranes have high photocatalytic, antifouling property and permeate the flux removal of organic pollutants. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of different polymeric membranes such as anionic perfluorinated polymer (Nafion), cellulose acetate, polycarbonate (PC), polysulfone fluoride (PSF), and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). The result of this study showed that the GO-TiO2 membrane can be used in the field of water treatment and will be used for the removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from wastewater.