Water Transport Through Nanoporous Materials: Porous Silicon and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Cameron Shearer, Leonora Velleman, Fernando Acosta, Amanda Ellis, Nicolas Voelcker, Davide Mattia, Joseph Shapter

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    Abstract

    We report upon the pressure driven water transport through porous silicon (pSi) and single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) membranes. Fabrication of the membranes was monitored by AFM and SEM. Water permeability as high as 16926 mm3 cm2 s1 atm1 is found for the pSi membrane. The SWCNT membrane is built upon the pSi membrane and a water permeability of 0.02 mm3 cm2 s1 atm1 is achieved. Performance comparisons to similar CNT membranes are made and future improvements to the system are proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages196-199
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
    Event2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) -
    Duration: 22 Feb 2010 → …

    Conference

    Conference2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010)
    Period22/02/10 → …

    Keywords

    • Carbon nanotube (CNT)
    • Carbon nanotube membrane
    • Nanoscale water transport
    • Porous silicon (pSi)

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    Shearer, C., Velleman, L., Acosta, F., Ellis, A., Voelcker, N., Mattia, D., & Shapter, J. (2010). Water Transport Through Nanoporous Materials: Porous Silicon and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. 196-199. Paper presented at 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010), . https://doi.org/10.1109/ICONN.2010.6045248