CNTs for advanced water filtration

nanotube filtrations875Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created carbon nanotube (CNT) pores which – at just 0.8 nm in diameter – are so efficient at removing salt from water that they are comparable to commercial desalination membranes.

As the dominant technology for removing salt from water, reverse osmosis uses thin-film composite membranes to separate water from the ions present in saline feed streams.

For the full story, see the November 2020 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.