Nano gives the answer

Breaking the bottleneck of internal concentration polarization with a nanofiber composite forward osmosis membrane for a high water production rate

Xiaoxiao Song, Zhaoyang Liu, Darren Delai Sun

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Abstract

Scaffold-like nanofiber support layers are fabricated with an interconnected pore structure, which is superior to conventional phase-inversion support layers with tortuous sponge-like structures. This successfully breaks the intrinsic bottleneck of internal concentration polarization in forward osmosis (FO) membranes and results in a high water production rate and energy savings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3256-3260
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Osmosis membranes
Pore structure
Nanofibers
Scaffolds
Energy conservation
Polarization
Water
Composite materials

Keywords

  • composite materials
  • forward osmosis
  • internal concentration polarization
  • membranes
  • nanofibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Nano gives the answer : Breaking the bottleneck of internal concentration polarization with a nanofiber composite forward osmosis membrane for a high water production rate. / Song, Xiaoxiao; Liu, Zhaoyang; Sun, Darren Delai.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, No. 29, 02.08.2011, p. 3256-3260.

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