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Engineers develop better graphene sieve that could advance clean water efforts

Aug. 14, 2020—Developing atomically thin graphene membranes used to separate salt from water is extraordinarily complex and the effort grows more crucial as population growth, industrialization and climate change strain freshwater resources. Vanderbilt engineering researchers report a breakthrough in scalable fabrication of graphene membrane with a sealing technology that corrects variations in the pore size so they...

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Yale expert in advanced membrane materials to deliver Hall Lecture on March 13

Feb. 28, 2019—Menachem Elimelech, an internationally recognized scholar of membrane-based technologies for next-generation desalination and water purification, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on March 13. Elimelech is the Roberto Goizueta Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His research focuses on the water-energy nexus, next-generation materials...

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ORAU award supports Vanderbilt engineer’s research on emerging desalination technology

Jul. 14, 2016—An engineering professor who is exploring the use of abundant waste materials – such as crumb rubber from scrap tires – to drop the cost of an emerging water desalination technology has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Shihong Lin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of 35...

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