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Facile polypyrrole thin film coating on polypropylene membrane for efficient solar-driven interfacial water evaporation

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Abstract

We report the fabrication of a polypyrrole-coated interfacial solar membrane using a versatile dip-coating method, which enables solar vapor generation efficiency of 72% for the purpose of desalination. This next-generation method of thermal desalination membrane uses solar thermal energy as a heat source to vaporize salt and brackish water. The polypyrrole thin film is tightly attached to individual non-conductive polypropylene fibers in a mesh. The dip-coating method can be applied to different types of membranes, regardless of the wetting property, conductivity, or surface curvature.

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Submitted
04 Nov 2016
Accepted
28 Dec 2016
First published
31 Jan 2017

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2017,7, 9495-9499
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Facile polypyrrole thin film coating on polypropylene membrane for efficient solar-driven interfacial water evaporation

X. Huang, Y. Yu, Oscar L. de Llergo, S. M. Marquez and Z. Cheng, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 9495
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA26286D

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