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submitted on 12.02.2020 and posted on 12.02.2020by 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.