Monday, January 23, 2017

KAUST technology extracts more from wastewater using ALD catalyst

KAUST present a novel electrocatalytic and microfiltration polymeric hollow fiber using ALD of platinum that is fabricated for simultaneous recovery of energy (H2) and clean fresh water from wastewater, hence addressing two grand challenges facing society in the current century (i.e., providing adequate supplies of clean fresh water and energy as the world's population increases).

More information: Krishna P. Katuri et al. A Microfiltration Polymer-Based Hollow-Fiber Cathode as a Promising Advanced Material for Simultaneous Recovery of Energy and Water, Advanced Materials (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603074

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The results have been published in Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603074 and according to the supporting information the catalyst deposition by ALD on the outer surface of a POD hollow fiber membranes and was carried out on Oxford Instrument ALD system FlexAL

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Fresh water scarcity and energy security are two critical global challenges facing us today. Researchers at KAUST have now created an advanced material that can address both problems simultaneously by producing clean water and hydrogen from wastewater.

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