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October 7, 2021

3D model of a polymer desalination membrane

This 3D model of a polymer desalination membrane shows water -- the silver channels, moving from top to bottom -- avoiding dense spots in the membrane and slowing flow.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1609417, DMR 1905550, IIP 1841474, CBET 1946392 and CMMI 1906194.]

Learn more in the Iowa State University news story Researchers measure, model desalination membranes to maximize flow, clean more water. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 7, 2021)

Credit: Image by the Ganapathysubramanian research group/Iowa State University and Gregory Foss/Texas Advanced Computing Center

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