Optimising a promising battery design that addresses our water and energy challenges
Enhancing access to freshwater, a rapidly dwindling resource without which we cannot live, is of utmost importance. Desalination technologies produce freshwater from seawater. However, reverse osmosis, the most used technology, is very energy intensive, so we gain freshwater but at a cost. A little more than a decade ago, scientists reported a novel concept they called a 'desalination battery' that extracts sodium and chloride ions from seawater and generates freshwater with much less energy than that required of reverse osmosis. The EU-funded REDEBA project will revisit this battery concept with an eye on optimising the chloride capturing electrode for less energy loss and more flexible operation.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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