For the past several years, assistant professor Kyle Smith has proven his growing expertise in the field of water desalination, with a range of research results that could address the immediate need to combat diminishing clean water sources around the world. Now, with a new publication and new research project funded by the National Science Foundation, he continues to build on his highly praised work to develop new methods of deionizing saltwater.
Read the entire press release from UIUC’s Mechanical Science and Engineering department here.
An article by Prof. Smith and his PhD student Sizhe Liu was recently published where the arrangement of sodium atoms within Prussian Blue analogues, a promising class of materials for next-generation batteries and water treatment devices, was shown to determine the voltage produced when sodium is incorporated into it. Download the Journal of Physical Chemistry C article here.
An article by Prof. Smith and his PhD student Pavan Nemani was recently published that analyzes the transport phenomena and kinetics that ultimately determine the lifetime of redox flow batteries, a promising energy storage technology for the electric grid. Download the Journal of the Electrochemical Society open-access article here for free.