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Designing carbon nanotube membranes for efficient water desalination

Corry, Ben


The transport of water and ions through membranes formed from carbon nanotubes ranging in diameter from 6 to 11 A is studied using molecular dynamics simulations under hydrostatic pressure and equilibrium conditions. Membranes incorporating carbon nanotubes are found to be promising candidates for water desalination using reverse osmosis, and the size and uniformity of tubes that is required to achieve a desired salt rejection is determined. By calculating the potential of mean force for ion...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
DOI: 10.1021/jp709845u


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