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Task-Specific Ionic Liquid Enables Highly Efficient Low Temperature Desalination by Directional Solvent Extraction
preprintsubmitted on 12.02.2020, 04:01 and posted on 12.02.2020, 12:46 by Jiaji Guo, Zachary D. Tucker, Yu Wang, Brandon L. Ashfeld, Tengfei Luo
Seawater desalination plays a critical role in addressing the global water shortage challenge, and directional solvent extraction (DSE) is an emerging desalination technology to address this challenge. Herein, we demonstrate that through a combination of target-directed synthesis and computational simulations, task-specific ionic liquids (ILs) may significantly advance current DSE technology by improving the energy efficiency toward impacting the global water-energy nexus.