384637 The Concept of Entropic Machines for Water Desalination

Monday, November 17, 2014
Galleria Exhibit Hall (Hilton Atlanta)
Amir Vahid1, Fatemesadat Emami1 and Bartosz A. Grzybowski2, (1)Non-Equilibrium Energy Research Ctr, Chemical and Biological Engineering Dept, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (2)Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Scarcity of water resources is becoming an increasing challenging problem in the world. This calls for new means of water utilization, including seawater. Entropy generation has been implemented in designing a new device for desalination process based on nonequilibrium thermodynamics and interfacial/electro chemistry concepts. The efficiency of the new proposed device is almost twice of the previous apparatus proposed in the literature and therefore it is classified as a new generation membrane-free machines for the desalination process required for purification of the natural seawater used as drinking water and in related chemical and biological applications.

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