Fighting for Water Sustainability

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Tengfei Luo and Brandon Ashfeld
Tengfei Luo and Brandon Ashfeld

Brandon Ashfeld, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Tengfei Luo, Dorini Family Professor for Energy Studies, are collaborating on new technology to desalinate water with a smaller energy footprint. By combining directional solvent extraction (DSE) with ionic liquids, they have developed a system that effectively desalinates water using ten times less energy than traditional DSE methods.

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