Xie Quan

Dalian University of Technology, Lü-ta-shih, Liaoning, China

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    ABSTRACT: An electrochemiluminescence (ECL) immunosensor using Pt electrode modified with carbon quantum dot (CQDs) coated Au/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles was proposed for sensitive detection of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in this work. Rabbit anti-8-OHdG antibody was covalently bound to CQDs on the surface of Au/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles. Through signal amplification of Au/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles, 8-fold enhancement of the ECL signals was achieved. Under optimal conditions, a good linear range from 0.2 to 200ngmL(-1) with a low detection limit of 0.085ngmL(-1) (S/N=3) for 8-OHdG detection was obtained. Interfering substances tests showed that the corresponding ECL intensity (ΔECL) of 8-OHdG is 8-18 times higher than that of guanine, uric acid (UA) and ascorbic acid, demonstrating its good selectivity for 8-OHdG detection. The ECL immnuosensor exhibits long-term stability with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 8.5% even after 16 cycles of continuous potential scans. The result of analytical detection of 8-OHdG in real samples was satisfactory. The proposed ECL immnuosensor shows good performance with high sensitivity, specificity, repeatability, stability and provided a powerful tool for 8-OHdG monitoring in clinical samples.
    Talanta 01/2015; 131C:379-385. · 3.50 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Power Sources 01/2015; 273:1103–1113. · 5.26 Impact Factor
  • Materials Research Bulletin 11/2014; 59:179–184. · 1.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Accumulation of hydrogen during anaerobic processes usually results in low decomposition of volatile organic acids (VFAs). On the other hand, hydrogen is a good electron donor for dye reduction, which would help the acetogenic conversion in keeping low hydrogen concentration. The main objective of the study was to accelerate VFA composition through using azo dye as electron acceptor. The results indicated that the azo dye serving as an electron acceptor could avoid H2 accumulation and accelerate anaerobic digestion of VFAs. After adding the azo dye, propionate decreased from 2400.0 to 689.5 mg/L and acetate production increased from 180.0 to 519.5 mg/L. It meant that the conversion of propionate into acetate was enhanced. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis showed that the abundance of propionate-utilizing acetogens with the presence of azo dye was greater than that in a reference without azo dye. The experiments via using glucose as the substrate further demonstrated that the VFA decomposition and the chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal increased by 319.7 mg/L and 23.3% respectively after adding the azo dye. Therefore, adding moderate azo dye might be a way to recover anaerobic system from deterioration due to the accumulation of H2 or VFAs.
    Journal of Environmental Sciences. 10/2014;
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    Chemical Engineering Journal 10/2014; 253:281–290. · 3.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The development of an efficient catalyst with excellent catalytic activity and high SO2 resistance at low temperatures (<300 °C) remains a challenge for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) reaction. In this study, we report that MIL-100(Fe) is an alternative catalyst for the SCR of NOx with NH3, and it exhibits higher NOx conversion than the conventional V2O5-WO3/TiO2 catalyst below 300 °C. In addition, the effect of H2O and SO2 on the catalytic activity is reversible, and NOx conversions are recovered after ceasing the flow of SO2 and H2O. In situ diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy results indicate that both ionic NH4+ and coordinated NH3 existed on MIL-100(Fe) and that the reaction primarily followed the Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanism, in which NH4+ reacts with NO2 formed from NO oxidation over iron sites. Furthermore, the redox properties of the iron species (Fe3++e-↔Fe2+) could play a significant role in activating the reactants.
    RSC Advances 09/2014; · 3.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Direct utilization of solar energy for photocatalytic removal of ammonia from water is a topic of strong interest. However, most of the photocatalysts with effective performance are solely metal-based semiconductors. Here, we report for the first time that a new type of atomic single layer graphitic-C3N4 (SL g-C3N4), a metal-free photocatalyst, has an excellent photocatalytic activity for total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) removal from water. The results demonstrated that over 80% of TAN (initial concentration 1.50 mg•L-1) could be removed in 6 h under Xe lamp irradiation (195 mW•cm-2). Furthermore, the SL g-C3N4 exhibited a higher photocatalytic activity in alkaline solution than that in neutral or acidic solutions. The investigation suggested that both photogenerated holes and hydroxyl radicals were involved the TAN photocatalytic oxidation process and that the major oxidation product was NO3--N. In addition, SL g-C3N4 exhibited good photocatalytic stability in aqueous solution. This work highlights the appealing application of an inexpensive metal-free photocatalyst in aqueous ammonia treatment.
    Environmental science & technology. 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The effects of several aquatic environmental factors on the photochemical transformation of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) have been investigated. Ferric ion (Fe(III)) has been found to promote the phototransformation of BDE-47, and this process is further enhanced with the added chloride ion (Cl(-)), while it is suppressed with increasing pH. Electron spin resonance results show that the formation of hydroxyl radical, and the added Cl(-) could influence the generation of hydroxyl radical in Fe(III) solution. Hence, Cl(-) enhances the phototransformation of BDE-47 most probably because of the reaction with Fe(III) species under irradiation, yielding hydroxyl and chloride radicals. These radicals can not only decompose PBDEs, but also lead to their photodebromination and photochlorination. These results indicate that the aquatic environmental factors and Cl(-) in particular played an important role in the photochemical transformation process of PBDEs, providing insight into the likely fate of PBDEs in the marine environment.
    Marine pollution bulletin. 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: It is important to develop efficient technologies on removal of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from water due to their wide distribution and potential threat to human health. In this work, a durable and convenient electrosorption device was designed in continuous flow mode to investigate the adsorption of PFOX (X = A and S) on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) from water under electrochemical assistance. The electrosorption experiments were conducted under different influent and electrolyte concentrations, hydraulic retention time (HRT) and electrode distance to optimize the operation. The results showed that the highest removal efficiencies toward both PFOA and PFOS could come up to 90 % at 1 V. Compared with open circuit (OC) adsorption under the same conditions, the removal efficiencies were improved by 4.9 times (PFOA) and 4.2 times (PFOS) respectively. In addition, the MWNTs electrode was found to be reusable. These findings provide an efficient method to remove PFOX from water by electrosorption in continuous flow mode.
    Chinese Science Bulletin 08/2014; 59(23). · 1.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Molecularly imprinted polymer/mesoporous carbon composite nanoparticles (MCNs@MIP) were prepared through covalent grafting of the polymer onto the surface of mesoporous carbon nanoparticles by precipitation polymerization using ofloxacin as a template. The MCNs@MIP were well monodisperse, with a diameter of ~220 nm. Using the MCNs@MIP as electrode sensing material, the electrode showed good electrochemical activity and selective response to ofloxacin in aqueous solutions. There was a linear relationship between the peak currents in cyclic voltammetry measurement and ofloxacin concentrations in the range of 0.5–100 μM, with a limit of detection (S/N=3) of 80 nM.
    Materials Letters 08/2014; 129:95–97. · 2.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A rapid and highly sensitive sensor which can quantitatively detect indoor gaseous formaldehyde in 5 min based on Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) is presented. ZIF-8 was synthesized by nontoxic zinc ions and 2-methylimidazole in aqueous solution at room temperature. The morphology, microstructure, stability and photoluminescence property of the material were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption, X-ray diffraction, thermo gravimetric analysis and fluorometric analysis techniques, respectively. The results showed that the obtained material with a uniform particle size possessed of excellent thermal, structural stability and good luminescent property. Under the optimized condition, the photoluminescent intensity of the guest-free phase ZIF-8 was linear with the formaldehyde concentration in two intervals, 0-0.5 ppm and 0.5-20 ppm, with the correlative coefficients of 0.9991 and 0.9819, respectively. The limit of detection for gaseous formaldehyde was calculated to be 0.057 ppm (3δ/slope criterion). Moreover, other indoor pollutants emitted from indoor decorative materials, such as benzene, toluene, methanol and ethanol, showed little interference with the photoluminescence intensity of this platform during its determination process. The material exhibits great potential in the field of rapid, convenient and highly sensitive detection of indoor gaseous formaldehyde.
    RSC Advances 07/2014; · 3.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Enrichment of microbial functional consortium is critical to strengthen the performance of bio-electrochemical devices for treating industrial wastewaters. This study described a newly enrichment approach for electrochemically active iron reducing bacteria (IRB) through dosing Fe(III) into a MEC combined anaerobic reactor (R1) for dye wastewater treatment. After 51 days operation, reactor R1 presented the highest performance for the degradation of organic matter and dye as compared to the reference reactors without Fe(III). Subsequently, five isolates were obtained from the anodic biofilm of R1, in which a novel IRB related to Aeromonas hydrophila was selected as a model strain due to its highest Fe(III) reducing ability cyclic voltammetry and microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology showed that the model strain has the electrochemical activity and electricity generation capability. After inoculating this model strain, the decolorization of three dyes also reached over 90% at an initial concentration of 100 mg/L. This study might provide a novel method to enrich electrochemically active IRB in the bio-electrochemical reactor for treating industrial wastewater.
    Chemical Engineering Journal 07/2014; 248:223–229. · 3.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Manipulating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) through engineering into advanced membranes with superior performance for disinfection and decontamination of water is great promising but challenging. In this paper, a facile assembly of CNTs into novel hollow fiber membranes with tunable inner/outer diameters and structures is developed for the first time. These free-standing membranes composed entirely of CNTs feature a porosity of 86 ± 5% and a permeation flux of about 460 ± 50 L m-2 h-1 at a pressure differential of 0.04 MPa across the membrane. The randomly oriented interwoven structure of CNTs endows the membranes considerable resistance to pore blockage. Moreover, the adsorption capability of the CNT hollow fiber membranes, which is crucial in the efficient removal of small and trace contaminant molecules, is about 2 orders of magnitude higher than that of commercial polyvinylidene fluoride hollow fiber membranes. The unique advantage of the CNT hollow fiber membranes over other commercial membranes is that they can be in situ electrochemically regenerated after adsorption saturation.
    Environmental science & technology. 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Dye wastewater exhibits significant ecotoxicity even though its physico-chemical parameters meet the discharge standards. In this work, the acute toxicity and genotoxicity of dye effluent were tested, and the Fenton-coagulation process was carried out to detoxify this dye effluent. The acute toxicity was evaluated according to the mortality rate of zebrafish, and genotoxicity was evaluated by micronucleus (MN) and comet assays. Removal of color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) was also investigated. The results indicated that the dye effluent showed strong acute toxicity and genotoxicity to zebrafish. After 4h of treatment by Fenton-coagulation process, the dye effluent exhibited no significant acute toxicity and genotoxicity to zebrafish. In addition, its COD was less than 50mg/L, which met the discharge standard. It demonstrates that Fenton-coagulation process can comprehensively reduce the acute toxicity and genotoxicity as well as the COD of the dye effluent.
    Journal of hazardous materials 04/2014; 274C:198-204. · 4.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) have attracted wide concerns due to their toxicities and universal presence in wildlife and humans. The relatively high Kow values of OH-PBDEs imply these compounds may have a significant bioaccumulation potential, but so far, the existing data provide little information regarding the kinetics of uptake and depuration in any organisms. Here we exposed common carps separately to two OH-PBDEs, 2'-OH-BDE68 and 4-OH-BDE90, for 30 days (d) in a flow-through system, followed by a 60-d depuration period in clean water to investigate compound-specific bioaccumulation and tissue distribution. Two OH-PBDEs could accumulate in common carp, and the high concentration was observed in liver or kidney. The uptake rates (k1) of two OH-PBDEs ranged from 0.15 to 21.3 d(-1) in fish, and the elimination rates (k2) ranged from 0.027 to 0.075 d(-1), which leaded to their BCF values in 4.8-299.2 ranges. Half-lives ranged from 9.2 d to 25.6 d. The exposure concentration significantly affected BCF values but didn't change their relative compositions in liver, kidney and muscle after a long exposure time. To our knowledge, this is the first study to systematically assess uptake, depuration kinetics and tissue distribution for OH-PBDEs via a controlled experimental animal model.
    Journal of hazardous materials 04/2014; 274C:16-23. · 4.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Graphene electrodes (Ti/Gr) were prepared by depositing Gr sheets on Ti substrate, followed by an annealing process for enhancing the adhesion strength. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopies and X-ray diffraction patterns displayed that the electrochemical behavior of Ti/Gr electrodes can be improved due to the generation of TiO2 layer at Ti-Gr interface during the annealing process. The palladized Gr electrodes (Ti/Gr/Pd) were prepared by electrochemical depositing Pd nanoparticles on Gr sheets. The debromination ability of Ti/Gr/Pd electrodes was investigated using BDE-47 as a target pollutant with various bias potentials. The results indicated that the BDE-47 degradation rates on Ti/Gr/Pd electrodes increased with the negative bias potentials from 0 V to −0.5 V (vs. SCE). Almost all of the BDE-47 was removed in the debromination reaction on the Ti/Gr/Pd electrode at −0.5 V for 3 h, and the main product was diphenyl ethers, meaning it is promising to debrominate completely using the Ti/Gr/Pd electrode. Although the debromination rate was slightly slower at −0.3 V than that under −0.5 V, the current efficiency at −0.3 V was higher, because the electrical current acted mostly on BDE-47 rather than on water.
    Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Pharmaceutical antibiotics are not easily removed from water by conventional water-treatment technologies and have been recognized as new emerging pollutants. Herein, we report the synthesis of clickable azido periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) and their use as adsorbents for the adsorption of antibiotics. Ethane-bridged PMOs, functionalized with azido groups at different densities, were synthesized by the co-condensation of 1,2-bis(trimethoxysilyl)ethane (BTME) and 3-azidopropyltrimethoxysilane (AzPTMS), in the presence of nonionic-surfactant triblock-copolymer P123, in an acidic medium. Four different alkynes were conjugated to azide-terminated PMOs by means of an efficient click reaction. The clicked PMOs showed improved adsorption capacity (241 μg g(-1) ) for antibiotics (ciprofloxacin hydrochloride) compared with azido-functionalized PMOs because of the enhanced π-π stacking interactions. These results indicate that click reactions can introduce multifunctional groups onto PMOs, thus demonstrating the great potential of PMOs for environmental applications.
    Chemistry 02/2014; 20(7):1957-63. · 5.93 Impact Factor
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 01/2014; s 152–153:46–50.
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    ABSTRACT: Complete cobalt recovery from lithium cobalt oxide requires to firstly leach cobalt from particles LiCoO2 and then recover cobalt from aqueous Co(II). A self-driven microbial fuel cell (MFC)-microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) system can completely carry out these two processes, in which Co(II) is firstly released from particles LiCoO2 on the cathodes of MFCs and then reduced on the cathodes of MECs which are powered by the cobalt leaching MFCs. A cobalt leaching rate of 46 ± 2 mg L-1 h-1 with yield of 1.5 ± 0.1 g Co g-1 COD (MFCs) and a Co(II) reduction rate of 7 ± 0 mg L-1 h-1 with yield of 0.8 ± 0.0 g Co g-1 COD (MECs), as well as a overall system cobalt yield of 0.15 ± 0.01 g Co g-1 Co can be achieved in this self-driven MFC-MEC system. Coulombic efficiencies reach 41 ± 1% (anodic MFCs), 75 ± 0% (anodic MECs), 100 ± 2% (cathodic MFCs), and 29 ± 1% (cathodic MECs) whereas overall system efficiency averages 34 ± 1%. These results provide a new process of linking MFCs to MECs for complete recovery of cobalt and recycle of spent lithium ion batteries with no external energy consumption.
    Journal of Power Sources 01/2014; 259:54–64. · 5.26 Impact Factor
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 01/2014; s 154–155:206–212.

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  • 1998–2014
    • Dalian University of Technology
      • • Department of Environmental Science and Technology
      • • School of Environmental and Biological Science and Technology
      Lü-ta-shih, Liaoning, China
  • 2009
    • Nanjing University
      • School of Environment
      Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China
    • Dalian Polytechnic University
      Lü-ta-shih, Liaoning, China
  • 2008
    • Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
      Ch’ang-an, Shaanxi, China
    • Griffith University
      Southport, Queensland, Australia
  • 2004
    • Graz University of Technology
      • Institut für Analytische Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie
      Graz, Styria, Austria
  • 2003
    • Pohang University of Science and Technology
      • Department of Chemical Engineering
      Andong, North Gyeongsang, South Korea