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Themed collection Molecular Engineering for Water Technologies

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Editorial

Introduction to molecular engineering for water technologies

Guest Editors Seth Darling and Hao-Cheng Yang introduce the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering themed collection on molecular engineering for water technologies.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to molecular engineering for water technologies
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Minireview

Recent progress in molecular engineering to tailor organic–inorganic interfaces in composite membranes

Recent advances in molecular engineering of organic–inorganic composite membranes are presented.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in molecular engineering to tailor organic–inorganic interfaces in composite membranes
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Review Article

Electrochemically mediated deionization: a review

A review detailing existing electrode materials, cell architectures, and charge transfer mechanisms related to electrochemically driven desalination and selective element extraction in aqueous environments.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemically mediated deionization: a review
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Review Article

Interfacial solar evaporation for water production: from structure design to reliable performance

Interfacial solar evaporation has emerged as a convenient and efficient strategy for harvesting solar energy, and shows promising application in the fields of water purification, desalination, and atmospheric water harvesting.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial solar evaporation for water production: from structure design to reliable performance
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Communication

Active learning a coarse-grained neural network model for bulk water from sparse training data

Active learning scheme to train neural network potentials for molecular simulations.

Graphical abstract: Active learning a coarse-grained neural network model for bulk water from sparse training data
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Paper

Resilient hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes fabricated from crosslinkable phase-separated copolymers

Hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes are fabricated from a copolymer designed to withstand exposure to solvents and chlorine.

Graphical abstract: Resilient hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes fabricated from crosslinkable phase-separated copolymers
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Open Access Paper

A multi-scale perspective of gas transport through soap-film membranes

A continuum–atomistic coupled model for gas permeation through soap-film membranes.

Graphical abstract: A multi-scale perspective of gas transport through soap-film membranes
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Paper

Ultrasensitive sensors based on aluminum oxide-protected reduced graphene oxide for phosphate ion detection in real water

A real-time FET sensor was demonstrated for detecting aqueous phosphate ions through molecular engineering of surface passivation and selective probes.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasensitive sensors based on aluminum oxide-protected reduced graphene oxide for phosphate ion detection in real water
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
Paper

Promoting water-splitting in Janus bipolar ion-exchange resin wafers for electrodeionization

Electrochemical separation processes are undergoing a renaissance as the range of applications continue to expand because they offer opportunities for increased energy efficiency and sustainability in comparison to conventional separation technology.

Graphical abstract: Promoting water-splitting in Janus bipolar ion-exchange resin wafers for electrodeionization
From the themed collection: 2021 MSDE Symposium Collection
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About this collection

From MSDE.
Guest Editors: Dr Seth Darling (Argonne National Laboratory, USA) and Professor Hao-Cheng Yang (Sun Yat-sen University, China).
Challenges are mounting globally with respect to both water quality and quantity, driven by unsustainable practices, aging infrastructure, climate change, urbanization, and other macrotrends.
This special collection of papers includes papers on topics from fundamental studies on the molecular interactions of water and solutes with interfaces and with one another to the design of new materials and processes for water treatment and for mitigating ubiquitous phenomena such as fouling, scaling, and corrosion. Approaches range from molecular and multiscale simulations to interfacial engineering to transport under extreme confinement to advanced characterization methodologies.

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