Advanced Functional Materials
Carbon Nanotube Forests: Engineering Carbon Nanotube Forest Superstructure for Robust Thermal Desalination Membranes
Meng Sun, Chanhee Boo, Wenbo Shi, Julianne Rolf, Evyatar Shaulsky, Wei Cheng, Desiree L. Plata, Jiuhui Qu, Menachem Elimelech
In article number 1903125, Menachem Elimelech and co‐workers develop a novel thermal desalination membrane via in situ engineering of a carbon nanotube forest (CNTF) superstructure on a porous nanofiber substrate. Precise design of the CNTF architecture endows the composite membrane with outstanding wetting resistance against both water and oil, stable water vapor flux, and near complete salt rejection (>99.9%).