Dr Ludovic Dumee

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Master of Engineering, , 2011
Master of Science & Technology, , 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Victoria, 2012

Career highlights

June 2012 - Present: Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University - Cooperative Research Network Fellow between Deakin University and Victoria University (Institute for Sustainability and Innovation) under the supervision of Profs. Hodgson, Kong and Gray. Ludo is now working on the design and fabrication of novel metal based membranes for water purification and gas separation. His intesrets interests include the growth of catalytic nano-particles, the design of micro-porous metal structures (metal organic frameworks), and the fabrication of hybrid ion exchange polymer - metal membranes for electrodialysis. He is also working on developing new routes to use carbon nanotubes and graphene as growth substrates for the formation of micro-porous networks.
January 2011 - May 2012: CO2CRC - The University of Melbourne, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Australian National Low Coal Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC) post-doctoral fellow. Ludo was investigating novel routes to purify amine based solvents used for CO2 capture (electrodialysis, nanofiltration)
January 2008 - January 2011: CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (Clayton, Victoria) & the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation at Victoria University - PHD on the "Design and fabrication of Carbon nanotube membranes for water desalination and gas adsorption"
January 2007 - January 2008: CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (Belmont, Victoria) - Master student in conjunction with the ENSISA (Mulhouse, France). His research investigated the impact of fibre and yarn orientation on the mechanical properties of Kevlar, carbon fibre and glass composite materials. He also worked on the fabrication of electro-spun yarns through continuous spinning/twisting.

Research interests

Dr Dumee's research is focused on the development of novel nano-materials for water desalination, industrial waste purification and gas separation. He is a materials engineer who enjoys working on multi-disciplinary projects. Ludo is currently investigating routes to fabricate nano-porous metal membranes by de-alloying, metal nano-fibre spinning, nano-particle electrical sintering and metal functionalized block co-polymer self-assembly. He has worked for more than 5 years in separation science across a variety of purification systems (membrane distillation, nano-filtration, electro-dialysis, reverse osmosis). Ludo also works across a team of researchers at Victoria University on novel pathways to reduce fouling and enhance polymeric membranes chemical resistance. He previously worked on carbon nanotube membranes for fast vapour transport and on nano-lithography techniques based on X-ray irradiation to pattern carbon nanotube surfaces. Although primarily interesteding in nano-separation, Ludo has also previously worked on joint projects on flexible electronics devices fabrication, graphene interface chemistry and advanced composite materials.

Knowledge areas

membrane science; separation materials; porous materials; chemical engineering; advanced materials characterization;

carbon nanotube; graphene; metal organic frameworks; nano-metallurgy

Awards

- Semi Finalist of the BASF Young Victorian Achiever Award in Science and Technology 2013 – prize from the Victoria Youth Minister (12/04/2013 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
- Elsevier prize from the Editor in Chief of Desalination 2013: Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (Prof. Nidal Hilal)
- Elsevier – Australian Nanotechnology Network Prize for the best ECR Poster presentation at the 2012 ANN ECR symposium – Melbourne, Victoria – Australia – (300 AUD)
- Best PhD student 2011 / 2012 – Victoria University Faculty of Engineering Most Outstanding PhD award (Award presented on October the 3rd 2012) (250 AUD)
- Vice Chancellor’s citation for excellence in Research and Research Training 2012 at Victoria University (Award presented on October the 25th 2012)
- Recipient of the European Union - Marie Curie Scholarship (5,000 AUD) to attend NanoMemCourse 2010 in Enschede – Netherlands and work at the European Membrane Institute in Montpellier (May to June 2010)
- AMS6 / IMSTEC (Sydney, NSW, Australia) – Best oral presentation (2010 - 500AUD)
- AMS5 (Kobe Japan) – Best student presentation (2009 - 500 AUD)
- 1st MSA ECR symposium – Best oral presentation (2009 - 250AUD)
- Recipient of the Millipore MSA award to attend AMS5, Kobe, Japan (2009 - 1,000AUD)
- Victoria University Student Symposium 2009 – Best student presentation (2009 - 250 AUD)

Publications

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2016

Superhydrophobic and superoleophilic micro-wrinkled reduced graphene oxide as a highly portable and recyclable oil sorbent.

Miss Chunfang Feng, Mr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Mary She, Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Zheng Peng, Christopher J Garvey, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 9977-9985, ACS Applied materials and interfaces, Washington D. C., C1

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Molecular dynamics approach to the structural characterization and transport properties of poly(acrylonitrile)/N,N-dimethylformamide solutions

Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Mary She, Dr Jane Zhang, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Kuo-Lun (Allan) Tung, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2016), Vol. 219, pp. 45-53, Journal of molecular liquids, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Towards enhanced performance thin-film composite membranes via surface plasma modification

Mrs Rackel Reis, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Mr Blaise Tardy, Raymond R. Dagastine, John Orbell, Jurg Schutz, Prof Mikel Duke

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-13, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

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Morphology-properties relationship of gas plasma treated hydrophobic meso-porous membranes and their improved performance for desalination by membrane distillation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Hortense Alglave, Mr Thomas Chaffraix, Mr Bao Lin, Dr Kevin Magniez, Jurg Schutz

(2016), Vol. 363, pp. 273-285, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Characterization of the phase behaviour of a novel polymerizable lyotropic ionic liquid crystal

Mr Nicolas Jean Christopher Goujon, Prof Maria Forsyth, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Gary James Bryant, Dr Nolene Byrne

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 23059-23068, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Amine enrichment of thin-film composite membranes via low pressure plasma polymerization for antimicrobial adhesion

Mrs Rackel Reis, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Li He, Dr Mary She, John Orbell, Bjorn Winther-Jensen, Prof Mikel Duke

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 14644-14653, ACS Applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C, C1

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Towards integrated anti-microbial capabilities: Novel bio-fouling resistant membranes by high velocity embedment of silver particles

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Li He, Peter King, Maelle Moing, Isabelle Guller, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Stephen R Gray, Andrew Poole, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 475, pp. 552-561, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Study on LiFe1 − xSmxPO4/C used as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries with low Sm component

Wen Wang, Yuqing Qiao, Dr Li He, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Lingxue Kong, Minshou Zhao, Dr Weimin Gao

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 2119-2125, Ionics, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Enhancement of the antifouling properties and filtration performance of poly(ethersulfone) ultrafiltration membranes by incorporation of nanoporous titania nanoparticles

Ze-Xian Low, Zhouyou Wang, Sookwan Leong, Amir Razmjou, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Xiwang Zhang, Prof Huanting Wang

(2015), Vol. 54, pp. 11188-11198, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

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Control of partial coalescence of self-assembled metal nano-particles across lyotropic liquid crystals templates towards long range meso-porous metal frameworks design

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Mr Jean-Baptiste Lemoine, Ms Alice Ancel, Dr Nishar Hameed, Dr Li He, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1766-1781, Nanomaterials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Growth of nano-textured graphene coatings across highly porous stainless steel supports towards corrosion resistant coatings

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Li He, Ziyu Wang, Phillip Sheath, Dr Jianyu Xiong, Miss Chunfang Feng, Prof Mike Yongjun Tan, Dr Mary She, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray, Alfredo Pacheco, Prof Peter Hodgson, Mainak Majumder, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 87, pp. 395-408, Carbon, , C1

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Next generation membranes for membrane distillation and future prospects

Dr Ludovic Dumee, S R Smart, M C Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2015), pp. 415-447, Pervaporation, vapour permeation and membrane distillation : principles and applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

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Investigation of hybrid ion-exchange membranes reinforced with non-woven metal meshes for electro-dialysis applications

Mr Francois-Marie Jacques Allioux, Dr Li He, Dr Mary She, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Ludovic Dumee

(2015), Vol. 147, pp. 353-363, Separation and purification technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Investigation of hybrid ion-exchange membranes reinforced with non-woven metal meshes for electro-dialysis applications

Mr Francois-Marie Jacques Allioux, Dr Li He, Dr Mary She, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Ludovic Dumee

(2015), Vol. 147, pp. 353-363, Separation and Purification Technology, , C1

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Understanding water and ion transport behaviour and permeability through poly(amide) thin film composite membrane

Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Mary She, Juan Zhang, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Li He, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 487, pp. 32-39, Journal of Membrane Science, , C1

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Promoted water transport across graphene oxide-poly(amide) thin film composite membranes and their antibacterial activity

Dr Li He, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Miss Chunfang Feng, Dr Leonora Velleman, Mrs Rackel Reis, Dr Mary She, Dr Weimin Gao, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 365, pp. 126-135, Desalination, , C1

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A new insight into growth mechanism and kinetics of mesoporous silica nanoparticles by in situ small angle x-ray scattering

Mr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Christopher J Garvey, Miss Chunfang Feng, Dr Mary She, Mr James Rookes, Stephen Mudie, Prof David Cahill, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 8478-8487, Langmuir, Washington, DC, C1

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Shrinkage induced stretchable micro-wrinkled reduced graphene oxide composite with recoverable conductivity

Miss Chunfang Feng, Mr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Christopher J Garvey, Dr Mary She, Mr Bao Lin, Stuart Lucas, Jurg Schutz, Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Zheng Peng, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 93, pp. 878-886, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2014

Fabrication of meso-porous sintered metal thin films by selective etching of silica based sacrificial template

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Mary She, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 686-699, Nanomaterials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Synthesis of single-crystalline LiFePO4 with rhombus-like morphology

Yuqing Qiao, Lixia Pan, Dr Li He, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Lingxue Kong, Minshou Zhao, Limin Wang, Dr Weimin Gao

(2014), pp. 1-5, Ionics, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

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Qualitative spectroscopic characterization of the matrix-silane coupling agent interface across metal fibre reinforced ion exchange resin composite membranes

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Mrs Rackel Reis, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray, Mark Tobin, Ljiljana Puskar

(2014), Vol. 75, pp. 203-212, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Nanofiltration for the concentration of heat stable salts prior to MEA reclamation

Josephine Lim, Colin Scholes, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Sandra E. Kentish

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 34-41, International journal of greenhouse gas control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Monoethanolamine reclamation using electrodialysis

Josephine Lim, A Aguiar, Colin Scholes, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Geoffrey W. Stevens, Sandra E. Kentish

(2014), Vol. 53, pp. 19313-19321, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1

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Impact of the de-alloying kinetics and alloy microstructure on the final morphology of de-alloyed meso-porous metal films

Mr Bao Lin, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Ludovic Dumee

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 856-878, Nanomaterials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2013

A high volume and low damage route to hydroxyl functionalization of carbon nanotubes using hard X-ray lithography

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Benedetta Marmiroli, Heinz Amenitsch, Xiaofei Duan, Robert Lamb, Dario Buso, Chi Huynh, Stephen Hawkins, Sandra E. Kentish, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray, Plinio Innocenzi, A. J. Hill, Paolo Falcaro

(2013), Vol. 51, pp. 430-434, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Influence of the sonication temperature on the debundling kinetics of carbon nanotubes in Propan-2-ol

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 70-85, Nanomaterials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Advances in membrane distillation for water desalination and purification applications

Lucy Mar Camacho, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Jianhua Zhang, Jun-de Li, Prof Mikel Duke, Juan Gomez, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 94-196, Water, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Fabrication of thin film composite poly(amide)-carbon-nanotube supported membranes for enhanced performance in osmotically driven desalination systems

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Judy Lee, Dr Kallista Sears, Mr Blaise Tardy, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 427, pp. 422-430, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Characterization of carbon nanotube webs and yarns with small angle X-ray scattering : revealing the yarn twist and inter-nanotube interactions and alignment

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Stephen Mudie, Nigel Kirby, Mr Chris Skourtis, Jill Mcdonnell, Stuart Lucas, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Chi Huynh, Stephen Hawkins, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 63, pp. 562-592, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The role of membrane surface energy on direct contact membrane distillation performance

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Prof Stephen R Gray, Prof Mikel Duke, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn

(2013), Vol. 323, pp. 22-30, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Small angle X-ray scattering study of carbon nanotube forests densified into long range patterns by controlled solvent evaporation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Stephen Mudie, Nigel Kirby, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 407, pp. 556-560, Journal of colloid and interface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Focused ion beam milling of carbon nanotube yarns and bucky-papers : correlating their internal structure with their macro-properties

Dr Kallista Sears, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Niall Finn, William Humphries

(2013), pp. 63-93, FIB nanostructures, Berlin, Germany, B1

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Seeded growth of ZIF-8 on the surface of carbon nanotubes towards self-supporting gas separation membranes

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Matthew Hill, Bo Zhu, Prof Mikel Duke, Jurg Schutz, Prof Huanting Wang, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 9208-9214, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, England, C1

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2012

In situ small angle X-ray scattering investigation of the thermal expansion and related structural information of carbon nanotube composites

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Aaron W. Thornton, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Steven Spoljaric, R Shanks, Mr Chris Skourtis, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 673-683, Progress in natural science : Materials International, Beijing, China, C1-1

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Purification of aqueous amine solvents used in post combustion CO2 capture : a review

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Colin Scholes, Geoffrey W. Stevens, Sandra E. Kentish

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 443-455, International journal of greenhouse gas control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Activation of gold decorated carbon nanotube hybrids for targeted gas adsorption and enhanced catalytic oxidation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Matthew Hill, Prof Mikel Duke, Dr Leonora Velleman, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 9374-9378, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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2011

Control of porosity and pore size of metal reinforced carbon nanotube membranes

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Leonora Velleman, Dr Kallista Sears, Dr Matthew Hill, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 25-36, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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The impact of hydrophobic coating on the performance of carbon nanotube bucky-paper membranes in membrane distillation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Jos L. Campbell, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2011), Vol. 283, pp. 64-67, Desalination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A preliminary study on the effect of macro cavities formation on properties of carbon nanotube bucky-paper composites

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 553-561, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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Enhanced durability and hydrophobicity of carbon nanotube bucky paper membranes in membrane distillation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Vincent Germain, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Sophie Cerneaux, David Cornu, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2011), Vol. 376, pp. 241-246, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2010

Recent developments in carbon nanotube membranes for water purification and gas separation

Dr Kallista Sears, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Jurg Schutz, Dr Mary She, Chi Huynh, Stephen Hawkins, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 127-149, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Characterization and evaluation of carbon nanotube Bucky-Paper membranes for direct contact membrane distillation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Chi Huynh, Stephen Hawkins, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2010), Vol. 351, pp. 36-43, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Carbon nanotube based composite membranes for water desalination by membrane distillation

Dr Ludovic Dumee, Dr Kallista Sears, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Prof Mikel Duke, Prof Stephen R Gray

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 72-79, Desalination and water treatment, Hopkinton, Mass., C1-1

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