Argonne scientists create water filtration membranes that can clean themselves

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a light-activated coating for filtration membranes — the kind used in water treatment facilities, at semiconductor manufacturing sites and within the food and beverage industry — to make them self-cleaning, eliminating the need to shut systems down in order to repair them.

Associated journal article: Zhang, H., Mane, A. U., Yang, X., Xia, Z., Barry, E. F., Luo, J., Wan, Y., Elam, J. W., Darling, S. B., “Visible‐Light‐Activated Photocatalytic Films toward Self‐Cleaning Membranes.” Advanced Functional Materials 2020, 30, 2002847. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202002847

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