Solar-driven interfacial water evaporation for wastewater purification : Recent advances and challenges

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Author(s)

  • Lingfang Cui
  • Peifang Wang
  • Huinan Che
  • Juan Chen
  • Yanhui Ao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number147158
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume477
Online published4 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Abstract

Solar-driven interfacial water evaporation has received considerable attention as a potential solution for wastewater treatment applications. Despite previous studies confirming significant performance improvements through rational solar evaporator design, challenges remain in achieving comprehensive condensed water purification and addressing high pollutant concentrations in source water. In this review, we evaluate the optimization strategies for solar absorption, thermal management, and water-existing forms to achieve high-efficiency water evaporation. In addition, we provide a brief overview of photothermal materials that are based on a variety of different photothermal conversion mechanisms. Based on previous research, our focus is on exploring purification strategies using interfacial water evaporation technology to address common water pollutants, including volatile organic compounds, dyes, metal ions, and more. Lastly, we discuss the challenges of practical implementation of interfacial water evaporation technology in the field of wastewater treatment, followed by our views and future perspectives. © 2023 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Optimization strategies, Photothermal conversion, Solar-driven interfacial water evaporation, Wastewater treatment, Water purification

Citation Format(s)

Solar-driven interfacial water evaporation for wastewater purification: Recent advances and challenges. / Cui, Lingfang; Wang, Peifang; Che, Huinan et al.
In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 477, 147158, 01.12.2023.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review