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  • Battery technology could charge up water desalination

    Inspired by the principles of a conventional sodium ion battery, Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith, right, and graduate student Rylan Dmello found they could desalinate salt water more efficiently than using traditional methods.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • To reach Kyle Smith, call 217-300-0928; email:

    The paper “Na-Ion Desalination (NID) Enabled by Na-Blocking Membranes and Symmetric Na-Intercalation: Porous-Electrode Modeling” is available online.