Pei Dong, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, received $250,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior for the project: “Engineering Spatial Wood Carbon Scaffolds with Nanocellulose Fillers for Water Deionization.” This funding began in Sept. 2023 and will end in Sept. 2025.
This project seeks to create an innovative and energy-efficient capacitive deionization process with the help of biomass-based advanced porous structures for water desalination and purification.
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