Water desalination using nanoporous single-layer graphene

We show that single-layer porous graphene can be used as a desalination membrane

Sumedh P. Surwade


Scholarcy highlights

  • By creating nanoscale pores in a layer of graphene, it could be used as an effective separation membrane due to its chemical and mechanical stability, its flexibility and, most importantly, its one-atom thickness
  • In the version of this Article originally published, the water flux calculated from simulations in ref. 28 was incorrectly stated as 1.7 × 10−12 g s−1 bar−1 per pore; the correct value is 1.7 × 10−15 g s−1 bar−1 per pore
  • Sentences in the main text related to this value and the comparison to experimental results have been amended
  • This does not change the experimental results or conclusions. This error has been corrected in the online versions of the Article
  • Research sponsored by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the US Department of Energy
  • All authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript

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