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Springer Series in Materials Science

Bioinspired Water Harvesting, Purification, and Oil-Water Separation

Authors: Bhushan, Bharat

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  • Addresses pressing societal concerns such as clean water scarcity for a large fraction of the global population
  • Describes bioinspired water harvesting from fog and condensation, water purification and oil-water separation techniques
  • Presents various designs for water harvesting towers and projections for water collection
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This book presents an overview of arid desert conditions and natural mechanisms for water harvesting from fog and condensation, providing data on various bioinspired surfaces for water collection. It discusses consumer to military and emergency applications. It presents various designs for water harvesting towers and projections for water collection, and describes innovative approaches to bioinspired water desalination, water purification and oil-water separation.
Fresh water sustains human life and is vital for health. However, water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise, especially in some of the world’s most impoverished countries. Additionally, water contamination is one of the most critical environmental and natural resource concerns of the 21st century. This book addresses these topics with a presentation of the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly bioinspired surfaces for water harvesting from fog and condensation, as well as bioinspired oil-water separation techniques for removing oil contaminants from oil-water mixtures and oil-water emulsions.
Intended for novices as well as experts in the field, the book offers actionable insight for practitioners, solution seekers, and the generally curious alike. It serves as an excellent accompanying text for one-semester courses in biomimetics, water supply and management, or environmental engineering.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioinspired Water Harvesting, Purification, and Oil-Water Separation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
299
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42132-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42132-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42131-1
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 232
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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