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Title: Superhydrophobic coated micro-porous carbon foam membrane and method for solar-thermal driven desalination

Abstract

A solar membrane distillation apparatus includes a housing comprising a light transmitting wall. A solar distillation membrane is positioned in the housing to receive solar radiation transmitted through the light transmitting wall. The solar distillation membrane includes a porous graphitic foam and a coating of a hydrophobic composition on the surface and pores of the graphitic foam. A water chamber within the housing is provided for retaining water adjacent to the solar distillation membrane. A vapor chamber is provided for collecting water vapor distilling through the solar distillation membrane. A condenser is provided for condensing distilled water vapor from the vapor chamber into liquid water. A separation membrane and a method of solar distillation are also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805622
Patent Number(s):
10946340
Application Number:
16/583,593
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/26/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jang, Gyoung Gug, Klett, James William, Datskos, Panos G., McFarlane, Joanna, and Hu, Mason. Superhydrophobic coated micro-porous carbon foam membrane and method for solar-thermal driven desalination. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Jang, Gyoung Gug, Klett, James William, Datskos, Panos G., McFarlane, Joanna, & Hu, Mason. Superhydrophobic coated micro-porous carbon foam membrane and method for solar-thermal driven desalination. United States.
Jang, Gyoung Gug, Klett, James William, Datskos, Panos G., McFarlane, Joanna, and Hu, Mason. Tue . "Superhydrophobic coated micro-porous carbon foam membrane and method for solar-thermal driven desalination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805622.
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