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Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2020

Highly efficient solar-based water sanitation

Solar-driven interfacial evaporation has potential for sustainable water sanitation, but controlling interfacial evaporators for solar tracking to ensure efficiency remains a challenge. Guo and colleagues create a black and super-wicking grooved surface that harnesses the sunlight and purifies water at an ultra-high level of efficiency.

See Singh et al.

Image: H. Cao, University of Rochester. Cover design: Valentina Monaco.

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