Membrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using water

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598799
Title:
Membrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using water
Authors:
Logan, Bruce E.; Elimelech, Menachem
Abstract:
Water has always been crucial to combustion and hydroelectric processes, but it could become the source of power in membrane-based systems that capture energy from natural and waste waters. Two processes are emerging as sustainable methods for capturing energy from sea water: pressure-retarded osmosis and reverse electrodialysis. These processes can also capture energy from waste heat by generating artificial salinity gradients using synthetic solutions, such as thermolytic salts. A further source of energy comes from organic matter in waste waters, which can be harnessed using microbial fuel-cell technology, allowing both wastewater treatment and power production. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Logan BE, Elimelech M (2012) Membrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using water. Nature 488: 313–319. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11477.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2012
DOI:
10.1038/nature11477
PubMed ID:
22895336
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0028-0836; 1476-4687
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) by Award KUS-I1-003-13 (BEL), and the World Class University (WCU) Program (Case III) through the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (R33-10046) (ME).
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dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.en
dc.contributor.authorElimelech, Menachemen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:41:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:41:27Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationLogan BE, Elimelech M (2012) Membrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using water. Nature 488: 313–319. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11477.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836en
dc.identifier.issn1476-4687en
dc.identifier.pmid22895336en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nature11477en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598799en
dc.description.abstractWater has always been crucial to combustion and hydroelectric processes, but it could become the source of power in membrane-based systems that capture energy from natural and waste waters. Two processes are emerging as sustainable methods for capturing energy from sea water: pressure-retarded osmosis and reverse electrodialysis. These processes can also capture energy from waste heat by generating artificial salinity gradients using synthetic solutions, such as thermolytic salts. A further source of energy comes from organic matter in waste waters, which can be harnessed using microbial fuel-cell technology, allowing both wastewater treatment and power production. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) by Award KUS-I1-003-13 (BEL), and the World Class University (WCU) Program (Case III) through the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (R33-10046) (ME).en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleMembrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using wateren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNatureen
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionYale University, New Haven, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en
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