Nanofluidic Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Applications for Water Purification and Desalination

Olgica Bakajin, Aleksandr Noy, Francesco Fornasiero, Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Jason K. Holt, Jung Bin In, Sangil Kim, Hyung Gyu Park

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


This chapter presents a brief overview of the basic physical processes that govern the structure and transport of water inside CNT pores, basic properties that make nanotube pore technologies attractive for water purification and desalination, the fabrication approaches for producing CNT membranes, and the experimental observations of water transport and ion exclusion properties in CNT membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Applications for Clean Water: Solutions for Improving Water Quality: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781455731169
StatePublished - May 6 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • CNT membranes
  • CNT pore
  • Structure
  • Transport
  • Water purification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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