Processes using CNT enhanced membranes can be operated using low grade heat sources (waste heat or solar energy) to handle higher salt concentrations compared to RO and requires less pretreatment. These membranes can also be used to harvest water from air or water vapor released from cooling towers.
Primary Application Area: Water, Waste, Environmental
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: We have discovered a relatively inexpensive method to immobilze carbon nanotubes on commercially available membranes to enhance their performance for applications in both improved water desalination and capturing water from air and water vapors.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 622
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: TechConnect2015 National Innovation Award, R&D 100 Award, Rice Alliance Venture Finalist, CTSI Defense Energy Challenge,