Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154242
Title: An investigation on the effects of nanoplastic particles on nanoporous graphene membrane desalination
Authors: Toh, William
Ang, Elisa Y. M.
Ng, Teng Yong
Lin, Rongming
Liu, Zishun
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Toh, W., Ang, E. Y. M., Ng, T. Y., Lin, R. & Liu, Z. (2020). An investigation on the effects of nanoplastic particles on nanoporous graphene membrane desalination. Desalination, 496, 114765-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2020.114765
Journal: Desalination
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the potential issues low dimensional carbon material desalination membranes may encounter when nanoplastics are present in the systems. This study is performed via molecular dynamics simulations on desalination systems which comprise the nanoporous graphene membrane. It was found that there is high affinity between nanoplastics and graphene, indicating high tendency of the nanoplastic particles to foul the membranes. Furthermore, it was observed that the presence of nanoplastic molecules reduce the salt rejection rate of the membranes. Through this work, we hope to highlight the potential issues caused by the increasing prevalence of nanoplastics in the environment on carbon based desalination membranes, so as to aid the future design of these high performance membranes.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154242
ISSN: 0011-9164
DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114765
Rights: © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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