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Issue 55, 2014
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Na+-functionalized carbon quantum dots: a new draw solute in forward osmosis for seawater desalination

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Abstract

A new type of biocompatible draw solute, Na+-functionalized carbon quantum dots (Na_CQDs) with ultra-small size and rich ionic species, in forward osmosis (FO) is developed for seawater desalination. The aqueous dispersion of Na_CQDs demonstrates a high osmotic pressure, which allows high FO water flux and negligible reverse solute permeation.

Graphical abstract: Na+-functionalized carbon quantum dots: a new draw solute in forward osmosis for seawater desalination

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2014, accepted on 19 May 2014 and first published on 20 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01603C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7318-7321
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    Na+-functionalized carbon quantum dots: a new draw solute in forward osmosis for seawater desalination

    C. X. Guo, D. Zhao, Q. Zhao, P. Wang and X. Lu, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7318
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01603C

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