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Title: Superhydrophobic coated apparatus for liquid purification by evaporative condensation

Disclosed are examples of apparatuses for evaporative purification of a contaminated liquid. In each example, there is a first vessel for storing the contaminated fluid. The first vessel includes a surface coated with a layer of superhydrophobic material and the surface is at least partially in contact with the contaminated liquid. The contaminants do not adhere to the surface as the purified liquid evaporates, thus simplifying maintenance of the apparatus.
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UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
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ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
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United States

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