Graphene cleans up water

Writing in Nano Letters, David Cohen-Tanugi and Jeffrey Grossman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have calculated that graphene with subnanometre pores can surpass the water permeability of current polymeric reverse osmosis membranes by two to three orders of magnitude, making it a high-performance membrane for water desalination2

Evelyn N. Wang; Rohit Karnik

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • Industrialization and urbanization have made clean water an increasingly scarce resource, and water desalination represents one promising solution1
  • Writing in Nano Letters, David Cohen-Tanugi and Jeffrey Grossman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have calculated that graphene with subnanometre pores can surpass the water permeability of current polymeric reverse osmosis membranes by two to three orders of magnitude, making it a high-performance membrane for water desalination2

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