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dc.contributor.authorWang, Peng
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-16T11:27:42Z
dc.date.available2018-04-16T11:27:42Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-05
dc.identifier.citationWang P (2018) Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight. Environmental Science: Nano. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8en00156a.
dc.identifier.issn2051-8153
dc.identifier.issn2051-8161
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c8en00156a
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627500
dc.description.abstractSolar driven water evaporation and distillation is an ancient technology, but has been rejuvenated by nano-enabled photothermal materials in the past 4 years. The nano-enabled state-of-the-art photothermal materials are able to harvest a full solar spectrum and convert it to heat with extremely high efficiency. Moreover, photothermal structures with heat loss management have evolved in parallel. These together have led to the steadily and significantly improved energy efficiency of solar evaporation and distillation in the past 4 years. Some unprecedented clean water production rates have been reported in small-scale and fully solar-driven devices. This frontier presents a timely and systematic review of the impressive developments in photothermal nanomaterial discovery, selection, optimization, and photothermal structural designs along with their applications especially in clean water production. The current challenges and future perspectives are provided. This article helps inspire more research efforts from environmental nano communities to push forward practical solar-driven clean water production.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author is grateful to KAUST for the very generous financial support, to Renyuan Li for illustrations and to other group members for discussions.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/en/c8en00156a
dc.rightsThis Open Access Article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence
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dc.titleEmerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Science: Nano
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kaust.personWang, Peng
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T04:19:24Z


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