Fe-based metallic glass catalyst with nanoporous surface for azo dye degradation

Z. Deng, X. H. Zhang, Kang Cheung Chan, L. Liu, T. Li

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The results show that etching treatment in an HF solution with a volume concentration of 20% for 40 min leads to a porous structure on the Fe[sbnd]Si[sbnd]B[sbnd]Nb metallic glass with a dramatic increase in the specific surface area by 25 times. The much higher specific surface area of the porous ribbons greatly improves the catalytic activity in the degradation of Direct Blue 15 when compared with as-spun metallic ribbons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Azo dyes degradation
  • Catalytic properties
  • Fe-based metallic glasses
  • Nanoporous surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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