2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Simulating Water Transport Using Carbon Nanotubes

Nicholas S. Terrel
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

            Water shortage is a devastating issue in many parts of the world. The desalination of saltwater is a process that requires a great amount of energy and is typically very expensive using contemporary techniques. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to make the process of separating salt from water more viable than current methods, though the production of such nanomaterials is an area of ongoing research. Using classical molecular dynamics and coarse-graining techniques, multiscale models of carbon nanotubes are created to simulate selective water transport from saltwater solutions. The computational studies performed aim to improve the direction of experimental research and the production nanomaterials for the purpose of water desalination.

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, simulation, computational chemistry


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 111-4
Location: MC 212
Time: 9:15

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