This project will embark on the development of an innovative induction-heating-assisted membrane desalination system that utilizes the electromagnetic induction energy to locally heat membrane/liquid interface to power salty water vaporization and transportation in direct-contact membrane distillation (DCMD) processes. One of the technical challenges to tackle is the synthesis of induction-responsive nanoparticles and conductive polymers, and their synergetic incorporation onto conventional hydrophobic MD membranes to maximize the absorption and conversion of electromagnetic induction energy into thermal energy to drive water transportation for desalination in DCMD.
|Effective start/end date||12/1/20 → 11/30/21|
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: $25,000.00
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