Water Desalination with Wires.

@article{Porada2012WaterDW,
  title={Water Desalination with Wires.},
  author={S. Porada and Bruno B Sales and Hubertus V M Hamelers and P. M. Biesheuvel},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 12},
  pages={1613-8}
}
We show the significant potential of water desalination using a novel capacitive wire-based technology in which anode/cathode wire pairs are constructed from coating a thin porous carbon electrode layer on top of electrically conducting rods (or wires). By alternately dipping an array of electrode pairs in freshwater with and in brine without an applied cell voltage, we create an ion adsorption/desorption cycle. We show experimentally how in six subsequent cycles we can reduce the salinity of… CONTINUE READING

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