The application capabilities of localized surface plasmonmodes in noble-metal nanoparticles (NPs) have originated the emerging field of plasmonics.[1, 2] Among the various technological potentialities of plasmonics, the most promising applicationsare related to thermoplasmonics,[3–5] i.e., the Joule heating associated to optically resonant plasmonic excitations in metal NPs, based on the activation of nanoscale thermal hotspots bymeans of light sources. In particular, recently thermoplasmonic effects have been exploited in the fields of solar steam generation[6] and desalination.[7] Here, the preparation of advanced nanostructured membranesby inclusion of metallic NPs in polymeric matrixes is atthe basis of an innovative plasmonic photothermal membrane distillation (MD) device, able to produce desalted water at highthermal efficiency and relatively low energy input.

Photothermal Membrane Distillation for Seawater Desalination

ARGURIO, Pietro;CUPOLILLO, Anna;CURCIO, EFREM
2017-01-01

Abstract

The application capabilities of localized surface plasmonmodes in noble-metal nanoparticles (NPs) have originated the emerging field of plasmonics.[1, 2] Among the various technological potentialities of plasmonics, the most promising applicationsare related to thermoplasmonics,[3–5] i.e., the Joule heating associated to optically resonant plasmonic excitations in metal NPs, based on the activation of nanoscale thermal hotspots bymeans of light sources. In particular, recently thermoplasmonic effects have been exploited in the fields of solar steam generation[6] and desalination.[7] Here, the preparation of advanced nanostructured membranesby inclusion of metallic NPs in polymeric matrixes is atthe basis of an innovative plasmonic photothermal membrane distillation (MD) device, able to produce desalted water at highthermal efficiency and relatively low energy input.
2017
Photothermal Membrane Distillation; Seawater Desalination
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