Nanoscale control of internal inhomogeneity enhances water transport in desalination membranes

@article{Culp2020NanoscaleCO,
  title={Nanoscale control of internal inhomogeneity enhances water transport in desalination membranes},
  author={Tyler E. Culp and Biswajit Khara and Kaitlyn P. Brickey and Michael Geitner and Tawanda J. Zimudzi and Jeffrey D. Wilbur and Steven D. Jons and Abhishek Roy and Mou Paul and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and Andrew L. Zydney and Manish Kumar and Enrique D. Gomez},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={371},
  pages={72 - 75}
}
Finding the path to better desalination Polyamide membranes have been used in large-scale desalination for decades. However, because of the thinness of the membranes and their internal variability, it has been hard to determine which aspects of the membranes most affect their performance. Culp et al. combined electron tomography, nanoscale three-dimensional (3D) polyamide density mapping, and modeling of bulk water permeability with zero adjustable parameters to quantify the effect of 3D… 

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