We have invented photovoltaic desalination. We have provided the proof of concept experimentally. We are performing extensive simulations to analyze the dynamics of desalination/flushing cycle. Our simulations start on the atomistic scale to model nanometer-size features of the adsorbent surface. A COMSOL simulation of ion-adsorbing hydrodynamics in individual channels is developed as the next hierarchical level. Finally, an effective-medium description of the desalination cell is developed from the analysis of the channels.
Finite element hydrodynamics, COMSOL hydrodynamics, Effective medium theory