Water. desalination + reuse

water.d+r Sept 2016

Water. Desalination + reuse

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34 Subject xxxx - xxx 20xx Water. desalination + reuse FAR SITE JEFF MOSHER "We want to do more integrated research" p37 Membranes from Nobel Prize winning chemistry Water Planet's new ceramic- like polymer traces its roots back to the work of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000 win- ner Alan MacDiarmid. The prize that year was jointly awarded to Alan Heeger, Hideki Shirakawa, and MacDi- armid, "for the discovery and development of conductive polymers". MacDiarmid was born in New Zealand in 1927, and in 1950 won a Fullbright fellowship to study in the US. Among the PhDs he later su- pervised was that of Richard Kaner, now professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, at the departments of chemistry and biochemis- try, and materials science and engineering. Kaner works on all aspects of conducting poly- mers, and was instrumental in developing the science behind Water Planet's new PolyCera products. LOOK Conducting polymers alternate single and double bonds between carbon atoms, and dope the polymers, so that holes appear a er the electrons.

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