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A three-dimensional plasmonic spacer enables highly efficient solar-enhanced membrane distillation of seawater

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Abstract

Herein, we demonstrate an energy-efficient means for water desalination using a three-dimensional (3D) porous spacer for plasmon-enhanced solar membrane distillation (MD). This unique spacer rationally designed from noble metals, which generates 60 l m−2 of fresh water per day, had a photothermal efficiency of 98% (under 0.8 sun).

Graphical abstract: A three-dimensional plasmonic spacer enables highly efficient solar-enhanced membrane distillation of seawater

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Submitted
10 Dec 2018
Accepted
28 Mar 2019
First published
28 Mar 2019

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 10206-10211
Article type
Communication

A three-dimensional plasmonic spacer enables highly efficient solar-enhanced membrane distillation of seawater

E. H. Ang, Y. Z. Tan and J. W. Chew, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 10206
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11896E

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