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dc.contributor.authorWang, Wenbin
dc.contributor.authorShi, Yusuf
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Chenlin
dc.contributor.authorLi, Renyuan
dc.contributor.authorWu, Mengchun
dc.contributor.authorZhuo, Sifei
dc.contributor.authorAleid, Sara
dc.contributor.authorWang, Peng
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-31T11:22:22Z
dc.date.available2021-05-31T11:22:22Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-27
dc.date.submitted2021-03-05
dc.identifier.citationWang, W., Shi, Y., Zhang, C., Li, R., Wu, M., Zhuo, S., … Wang, P. (2021). Solar Seawater Distillation by Flexible and Fully Passive Multistage Membrane Distillation. Nano Letters. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00910
dc.identifier.issn1530-6984
dc.identifier.issn1530-6992
dc.identifier.pmid34043366
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00910
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/669316
dc.description.abstractSolar-assisted distillation is considered promising to solve the freshwater supply for off-grid communities. In this work, a passive and flexible multistage membrane distillation (F-MSMD) device is devised to produce freshwater via solar distillation with the latent heat of vapor condensation being recycled to enhance its energy efficiency. By designing a siphon effect, source water is continuously wicked into the evaporation layer and the concentrated brine flows out of the device before reaching saturation, which successfully solves the otherwise challenge of salt accumulation inside the device. To achieve such siphon flow, the recycled paper is prepared from spent copy paper and used as the evaporation layer for efficient water delivery owing to its large pore size and high hydrophilicity. An eight-stage F-MSMD device exhibits a stable clean water production rate at 3.61 kg m<sup>-2</sup> h<sup>-1</sup> in the newly designed siphon-flow mode. This work provides a green route for designing a solar-assisted distillation device.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00910
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nano Letters, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00910.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleSolar Seawater Distillation by Flexible and Fully Passive Multistage Membrane Distillation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalNano Letters
dc.rights.embargodate2022-05-27
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
kaust.personWang, Wenbin
kaust.personShi, Yusuf
kaust.personZhang, Chenlin
kaust.personLi, Renyuan
kaust.personWu, Mengchun
kaust.personZhuo, Sifei
kaust.personAleid, Sara
kaust.personWang, Peng
dc.date.accepted2021-05-01
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-31T11:26:22Z


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This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nano Letters, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00910.
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