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Thermal desalination membranes

Carbon nanotubes keep up the heat

Nature Nanotechnology volume 12, pages 501503 (2017) | Download Citation

Applying high-potential alternating current to a carbon-nanotube–polymer composite film provides a self-heating membrane that enhances desalination performance of high-salinity brines by membrane distillation.

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  1. Chanhee Boo and Menachem Elimelech are in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and at the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA

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