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Title: Janus Membranes: Creating Asymmetry for Energy Efficiency

Abstract

Membranes are recognized as a key component in many environment and energy–related applications, but conventional membranes are challenged to satisfy the growing demand for ever more energy–efficient processes. Janus membranes, a novel class with asymmetric properties on each side, have recently emerged and represent enticing opportunities to address this challenge. With an inner driving force arising from their asymmetric configuration, Janus membranes are appealing for enhancing energy efficiency in a variety of membrane processes by promoting the desired transport. Furthermore, the fundamental principles to prepare Janus membranes with asymmetric surface wettability and charges are summarized, and how they work in conventional and unconventional membrane processes is demonstrated.

Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  3. Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1487135
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1461022
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 43; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; asymmetric structures; energy efficiency; Janus membranes

Citation Formats

Yang, Hao -Cheng, Xie, Yunsong, Hou, Jingwei, Cheetham, Anthony K., Chen, Vicki, and Darling, Seth B. Janus Membranes: Creating Asymmetry for Energy Efficiency. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201801495.
Yang, Hao -Cheng, Xie, Yunsong, Hou, Jingwei, Cheetham, Anthony K., Chen, Vicki, & Darling, Seth B. Janus Membranes: Creating Asymmetry for Energy Efficiency. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201801495.
Yang, Hao -Cheng, Xie, Yunsong, Hou, Jingwei, Cheetham, Anthony K., Chen, Vicki, and Darling, Seth B. Fri . "Janus Membranes: Creating Asymmetry for Energy Efficiency". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201801495. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487135.
@article{osti_1487135,
title = {Janus Membranes: Creating Asymmetry for Energy Efficiency},
author = {Yang, Hao -Cheng and Xie, Yunsong and Hou, Jingwei and Cheetham, Anthony K. and Chen, Vicki and Darling, Seth B.},
abstractNote = {Membranes are recognized as a key component in many environment and energy–related applications, but conventional membranes are challenged to satisfy the growing demand for ever more energy–efficient processes. Janus membranes, a novel class with asymmetric properties on each side, have recently emerged and represent enticing opportunities to address this challenge. With an inner driving force arising from their asymmetric configuration, Janus membranes are appealing for enhancing energy efficiency in a variety of membrane processes by promoting the desired transport. Furthermore, the fundamental principles to prepare Janus membranes with asymmetric surface wettability and charges are summarized, and how they work in conventional and unconventional membrane processes is demonstrated.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201801495},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 43,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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