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Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems Center

Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems Center

AMEWS
Argonne partnering with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University to gain deeper understanding and control of what occurs at water/solid interfaces

A huge number of the challenges we face surrounding water center on the interface between water and the materials that make up the systems that handle, process and treat water. 

Gaining a deeper understanding of what takes place when water — and matter dissolved or suspended in water — comes into contact with those solids is the focus of the Argonne-led Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) effort. For example, in many water systems, a phenomenon known as fouling — the accumulation of unwanted material on solid surfaces to the detriment of function — occurs at interfaces.

Other areas AMEWS is exploring are reactivity (chemical reactions) at interfaces and transport through porous materials.

 

Uchicago contributors

Steven Sibener
Dmitri Talapin
Andrei Tokmakoff
Gregory Voth 

Northwestern contributors

Harold Kung
George Schatz