Theory of Water Desalination with Intercalation Materials

  title={Theory of Water Desalination with Intercalation Materials},
  author={K. Singh and Henricus Bouwmeester and Louis C. P. M. de Smet and Martin Z. Bazant and P. Maarten Biesheuvel},
  journal={Physical Review Applied},
We present a porous electrode theory for capacitive deionization with electrodes containing nanoparticles that consist of a redox-active intercalation material. A geometry of a desalination cell is considered which consists of two porous electrodes, two flow channels, and an anion-exchange membrane, and we use the Nernst-Planck theory to describe ion transport in the aqueous phase in all these layers. A single-salt solution is considered, with unequal diffusion coefficients for anions and… 

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