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Coupled Light Capture and Lattice Boltzmann Model of TiO2 Micropillar Array for Water Purification

  • Pegah S. Mirabedini (a1), Agnieszka Truskowska (a2), Duncan Z. Ashby (a3), Masaru P. Rao (a1) (a3) (a4) and P. Alex Greaney (a1) (a3)...

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TiO2 has been widely studied as a photocatalytic material due to its non-toxicity, chemical inertness, and high photocatalytic activity. Here, we explore the operational behavior of a novel TiO2 micropillars array being developed to use solar radiation to treat recycled wastewater in long-duration space missions. A Light Capture model was developed to model light absorption. The Lattice Boltzmann method was used to simulate water flow, and the finite element method was used to model waste mass transfer.

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Coupled Light Capture and Lattice Boltzmann Model of TiO2 Micropillar Array for Water Purification

  • Pegah S. Mirabedini (a1), Agnieszka Truskowska (a2), Duncan Z. Ashby (a3), Masaru P. Rao (a1) (a3) (a4) and P. Alex Greaney (a1) (a3)...

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