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Xiaoguang Duan

Xiaoguang Duan
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Duan has been dedicated to seeking feasible applications of nanocarbon materials in environmental science and facilitating mechanistic insights and innovation of carbocatalysis with advanced protocols

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Xiaoguang Duan

Dr. Duan has been dedicated to seeking feasible applications of nanocarbon materials in environmental science and facilitating mechanistic insights and innovation of carbocatalysis with advanced protocols

Dr. Duan has been dedicated to seeking feasible applications of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and facilitating mechanistic insights into carbocatalysis with advanced protocols


Date Position Institution name
2018 University Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
2016 - 2018 Postdoc Curtin University


Date Institution name Country Title
2013 - 2016 Curtin University Australia PhD
2008 - 2012 China University of Petroluem (East China) China Bachelor

Research Interests


Year Citation
2018 Duan, X., Sun, H., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2018). Metal-free activation of persulfate by cubic mesoporous carbons for catalytic oxidation via radical and nonradical processes. Catalysis Today, 307, 140-146.
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2018 Duan, X., Su, C., Miao, J., Zhong, Y., Shao, Z., Wang, S., & Sun, H. (2018). Insights into perovskite-catalyzed peroxymonosulfate activation: Maneuverable cobalt sites for promoted evolution of sulfate radicals. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 220, 626-634.
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2018 Zhu, S., Huang, X., Ma, F., Wang, L., Duan, X., & Wang, S. (2018). Catalytic removal of aqueous contaminants on N-doped graphitic biochars: Inherent roles of adsorption and nonradical mechanism. Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 8649-8658.
2018 Nie, C., Ao, Z., Duan, X., Wang, C., Wang, S., & An, T. (2018). Degradation of aniline by electrochemical activation of peroxydisulfate at MWCNT cathode: The proofed concept of nonradical oxidation process. Chemosphere, 206, 432-438.
2018 Chu, Y., Tan, X., Shen, Z., Liu, P., Han, N., Kang, J., . . . Liu, S. (2018). Efficient removal of organic and bacterial pollutants by Ag-La0.8Ca0.2Fe0.94O3-delta perovskite via catalytic peroxymonosulfate activation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 356, 53-60.
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2018 Abid, H., Rada, Z., Duan, X., Sun, H., & Wang, S. (2018). Enhanced CO2 Adsorption and Selectivity of CO2/N2 on Amino-MIL-53(Al) Synthesized by Polar Co-solvents. Energy and Fuels, 32(4), 4502-4510.
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2018 Duan, X., Sun, H., & Wang, S. (2018). Metal-Free Carbocatalysis in Advanced Oxidation Reactions. Accounts of Chemical Research, 51(3), 678-687.
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2018 Wang, Y., Cao, H., Chen, L., Chen, C., Duan, X., Xie, Y., . . . Wang, S. (2018). Tailored synthesis of active reduced graphene oxides from waste graphite: Structural defects and pollutant-dependent reactive radicals in aqueous organics decontamination. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 229, 71-80.
2018 Liu, Y., Zhang, H., Ke, J., Zhang, J., Tian, W., Xu, X., . . . Wang, S. (2018). 0D (MoS2)/2D (g-C3N4) heterojunctions in Z-scheme for enhancedphotocatalytic and electrochemical hydrogen evolution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 228, 64-74.
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2018 Miao, J., Sunarso, J., Duan, X., Zhou, W., Wang, S., & Shao, Z. (2018). Nanostructured Co-Mn containing perovskites for degradation of pollutants: Insight into the activity and stability. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 349, 177-185.
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2018 Shao, P., Tian, J., Yang, F., Duan, X., Gao, S., Shi, W., . . . Wang, S. (2018). Identification and Regulation of Active Sites on Nanodiamonds: Establishing a Highly Efficient Catalytic System for Oxidation of Organic Contaminants. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(13), 1705295.
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2018 Duan, X., Ao, Z., Zhang, H., Saunders, M., Sun, H., Shao, Z., & Wang, S. (2018). Nanodiamonds in sp2/sp3 configuration for radical to nonradical oxidation: Core-shell layer dependence. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 222, 176-181.
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2018 Ke, J., Zhou, H., Liu, J., Duan, X., Zhang, H., Liu, S., & Wang, S. (2018). Crystal transformation of 2D tungstic acid H<inf>2</inf>WO<inf>4</inf>to WO<inf>3</inf>for enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 514, 576-583.
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2018 Duan, X., Sun, H., Shao, Z., & Wang, S. (2018). Nonradical reactions in environmental remediation processes: Uncertainty and challenges. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224, 973-982.
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2018 Kang, J., Duan, X., Wang, C., Sun, H., Tan, X., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2018). Nitrogen-doped bamboo-like carbon nanotubes with Ni encapsulation for persulfate activation to remove emerging contaminants with excellent catalytic stability. Chemical Engineering Journal, 332, 398-408.
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2017 Duan, X., & Wang, S. (2017). Heterogeneous catalysis for environmental remediation. Catalysts, 7(8), 236.
2017 Jia, Z., Duan, X., Qin, P., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Yang, C., . . . Zhang, L. (2017). Disordered atomic packing structure of metallic glass: toward ultrafast hydroxyl radicals production rate and strong electron transfer ability in catalytic performance. Advanced Functional Materials, 27(38), 1702258-1-1702258-9.
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2017 Duan, X., Sun, H., & Wang, S. (2017). Comment on "activation of Persulfate by Graphitized Nanodiamonds for Removal of Organic Compounds". Environmental Science and Technology, 51(9), 5351-5352.
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2017 Liu, Y., Xu, J., Wang, L., Zhang, H., Xu, P., Duan, X., . . . Wang, S. (2017). Three-dimensional BiOI/BiOX (X = Cl or Br) nanohybrids for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity. Nanomaterials, 7(3), 64.
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2017 Liang, P., Zhang, C., Duan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2017). N-Doped Graphene from Metal-Organic Frameworks for Catalytic Oxidation of p-Hydroxylbenzoic Acid: N-Functionality and Mechanism. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(3), 2693-2701.
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2017 Liang, P., Zhang, C., Duan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2017). An insight into metal organic framework derived N-doped graphene for the oxidative degradation of persistent contaminants: formation mechanism and generation of singlet oxygen from peroxymonosulfate. Environmental Science: Nano, 4(2), 315-324.
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2017 Li, D., Duan, X., Sun, H., Kang, J., Zhang, H., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2017). Facile synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene via low-temperature pyrolysis: The effects of precursors and annealing ambience on metal-free catalytic oxidation. Carbon, 115, 649-658.
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2017 Shao, P., Duan, X., Xu, J., Tian, J., Shi, W., Gao, S., . . . Wang, S. (2017). Heterogeneous activation of peroxymonosulfate by amorphous boron for degradation of bisphenol S. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 322(B), 532-539.
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2017 Ke, J., Liu, J., Sun, H., Zhang, H., Duan, X., Liang, P., . . . Wang, S. (2017). Facile assembly of Bi₂O₃/Bi₂S₃/MoS₂ n-p heterojunction with layered n-Bi₂O₃ and p-MoS₂ for enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation and pollutant degradation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200, 47-55.
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2017 Liu, Y., Ding, S., Xu, J., Zhang, H., Yang, S., Duan, X., . . . Wang, S. (2017). Preparation of a p-n heterojunction BiFeO3@TiO2 photocatalyst with a core-shell structure for visible-light photocatalytic degradation. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 38(6), 476.
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2017 Ke, J., Duan, X., Luo, S., Zhang, H., Sun, H., Liu, J., . . . Wang, S. (2017). UV-assisted construction of 3D hierarchical rGO/Bi2MoO6 composites for enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 313, 1447-1453.
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2017 Saputra, E., Duan, X., Armedi Pinem, J., Bahri, S., & Wang, S. (2017). Shape-controlled Co3O4 catalysts for advanced oxidation of phenoliccontaminants in aqueous solutions. Separation and Purification Technology, 186, 213-217.
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2017 Liu, J., Ke, J., Li, D., Sun, H., Liang, P., Duan, X., . . . Wang, S. (2017). Oxygen Vacancies in Shape Controlled Cu2O/Reduced Graphene Oxide/In2O3 Hybrid for Promoted Photocatalytic Water Oxidation and Degradation of Environmental Pollutants. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(13), 11678-11688.
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2017 Su, C., Duan, X., Miao, J., Zhong, Y., Zhou, W., Wang, S., & Shao, Z. (2017). Mixed conducting perovskite materials as superior catalysts for fast aqueous-phase advanced oxidation: a mechanistic study. ACS Catalysis, 7(1), 388-397.
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2017 Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Chen, C., Duan, X., Sun, H., & Wang, S. (2017). Synthesis of magnetic carbon supported manganese catalysts for phenol oxidation by activation of peroxymonosulfate. Catalysts, 7(1), 3.
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2016 Wang, Y., Ao, Z., Sun, H., Duan, X., & Wang, S. (2016). Activation of peroxymonosulfate by carbonaceous oxygen groups: experimental and density functional theory calculations. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 198, 295-302.
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2016 Duan, X., Ao, Z., Zhou, L., Sun, H., Wang, G., & Wang, S. (2016). Occurrence of radical and nonradical pathways from carbocatalysts for aqueous and nonaqueous catalytic oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 188, 98-105.
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2016 Kang, J., Duan, X., Zhou, L., Sun, H., Tadé, M., & Wang, S. (2016). Carbocatalytic activation of persulfate for removal of antibiotics in water solutions. Chemical Engineering Journal, 288, 399-405.
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2016 Jia, Z., Duan, X., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Sun, H., Wang, S., & Zhang, L. (2016). Ultra-sustainable Fe 78 Si 9 B 13 metallic glass as a catalyst for activation of persulfate on methylene blue degradation under UV-Vis light. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 1-10.
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2016 Liu, Q., Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, Y., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2016). Size-tailored porous spheres of manganese oxides for catalytic oxidation via peroxymonosulfate activation. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(30), 16871-16878.
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2016 Duan, X., Sun, H., Ao, Z., Zhou, L., Wang, G., & Wang, S. (2016). Unveiling the active sites of graphene-catalyzed peroxymonosulfate activation. Carbon, 107, 371-378.
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2016 Duan, X., Su, C., Zhou, L., Sun, H., Suvorova, A., Odedairo, T., . . . Wang, S. (2016). Surface controlled generation of reactive radicals from persulfate by carbocatalysis on nanodiamonds. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 194, 7-15.
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2016 Tian, W., Zhang, H., Duan, X., Sun, H., Tade, M., Ang, H., & Wang, S. (2016). Nitrogen- and sulfur-codoped hierarchically porous carbon for adsorptive and oxidative removal of pharmaceutical contaminants. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(11), 7184-7193.
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2016 Duan, X., Ao, Z., Li, D., Sun, H., Zhou, L., Suvorova, A., . . . Wang, S. (2016). Surface-tailored nanodiamonds as excellent metal-free catalysts for organic oxidation. Carbon, 103, 404-411.
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2015 Duan, X., Ao, Z., Sun, H., Zhou, L., Wang, G., & Wang, S. (2015). Insights into N-doping in single-walled carbon nanotubes for enhanced activation of superoxides: A mechanistic study. Chemical Communications, 51(83), 15249-15252.
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2015 Duan, X., Indrawirawan, S., Sun, H., & Wang, S. (2015). Effects of nitrogen-, boron-, and phosphorus-doping or codoping on metal-free graphene catalysis. Catalysis Today, 249, 184-191.
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2015 Duan, X., Sun, H., Kang, J., Wang, Y., Indrawirawan, S., & Wang, S. (2015). Insights into heterogeneous catalysis of persulfate activation on dimensional-structured nanocarbons. ACS Catalysis, 5(8), 4629-4636.
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2015 Wang, Y., Sun, H., Duan, X., Ang, H., Tadé, M., & Wang, S. (2015). A new magnetic nano zero-valent iron encapsulated in carbon spheres for oxidative degradation of phenol. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 172-173, 73-81.
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2015 Duan, X., O'Donnell, K., Sun, H., Wang, Y., & Wang, S. (2015). Sulfur and Nitrogen Co-Doped Graphene for Metal-Free Catalytic Oxidation Reactions. Small, 11(25), 3036-3044.
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2015 Wang, Y., Zhou, L., Duan, X., Sun, H., Tin, E., Jin, W., & Wang, S. (2015). Photochemical degradation of phenol solutions on Co3O4 nanorods with sulfate radicals. Catalysis Today, 258, 576-584.
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2015 Ai, B., Duan, X., Sun, H., Qiu, X., & Wang, S. (2015). Metal-free graphene-carbon nitride hybrids for photodegradation of organic pollutants in water. Catalysis Today, 258(2), 668-675.
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2015 He, J., Sun, H., Indrawirawan, S., Duan, X., Tade, M., & Wang, S. (2015). Novel polyoxometalate@g-C3N4 hybrid photocatalysts for degradation
of dyes and phenolics. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 456, 15-21.

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2015 Indrawirawan, S., Sun, H., Duan, X., & Wang, S. (2015). Nanocarbons in different structural dimensions (0-3D) for phenol adsorption and metal-free catalytic oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 179, 352-362.
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2015 Duan, X., Ao, Z., Sun, H., Indrawirawan, S., Wang, Y., Kang, J., . . . Wang, S. (2015). Nitrogen-doped graphene for generation and evolution of reactive radicals by metal-free catalysis. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(7), 4169-4178.
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2015 Indrawirawan, S., Sun, H., Duan, X., & Wang, S. (2015). Low temperature combustion synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene for metal-free catalytic oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(7), 3432-3440.
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2015 Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, Y., Kang, J., & Wang, S. (2015). N-doping-induced nonradical reaction on single-walled carbon nanotubes for catalytic phenol oxidation. ACS Catalysis, 5(2), 553-559.
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2015 Wang, Y., Indrawirawan, S., Duan, X., Sun, H., Ang, H., Tadé, M., & Wang, S. (2015). New insights into heterogeneous generation and evolution processes of sulfate radicals for phenol degradation over one-dimensional α-MnO<inf>2</inf>nanostructures. Chemical Engineering Journal, 266, 12-20.
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