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Title: Harvesting contaminants from liquid

Disclosed are examples of apparatuses for evaporative purification of a contaminated liquid. In each example, there is a vessel for storing the contaminated fluid. The 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 allowing the contaminants to be harvested.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255213
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,352,981
Application Number:
13/559,000
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 26
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Works referenced in this record:

Evaporation for desalination — scale prevention and removal
journal, July 1966