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Prussian blue analogues (PBAs) show great potential for low-energy Faradaic deionization (FDI) with reversible Na-ion capacity approaching 5 M in the solid-state. However, past continuous-flow demonstrations using PBAs in FDI were unable to desalinate brackish water to potable levels using single-pass architectures. Here, we show that recirculation of effluent from a symmetric cation intercalation desalination cell into brine/diluate reservoirs enables salt removal exceeding 80% at thermodynamic efficiency as high as 80% when cycled with 100 mM NaCl influent and when controlled by a low-volume, automated fluid circuit. This exceptional performance is achieved using a novel heated, alkaline wet phase inversion process that modulates colloidal forces to increase carbon black aggregation within electrode slurries to solidify crack-free, high areal-capacity PBA electrodes that are calendered to minimize cell impedance and electrode porosity. The results obtained demonstrate the need for co-design of auxiliary fluid-control systems together with electrode materials to advance FDI beyond brackish salinity.
Influent Stream: A losing stream, disappearing stream, influent stream or sinking river is a stream or river that loses water as it flows downstream. The water infiltrates into the ground recharging the local groundwater because the water table is below the bottom of the stream channel.
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For gel coat application to repair dings, scratches, and cracks, expect to pay $300 to $400. If you want the surface repainted after the gel application, this will set you back another $800 or so.
Repairs relating to pool linings, extensive leaks, cracks, damaged beams, and resurfacing are usually priced per square foot or per linear foot. The size of the pool determines the cost of the repair.
The extent of the damage has a direct impact on cost. You can patch minor leaks in most pool types yourself for under $30, but if you have an in-ground concrete pool that needs a full resurface, you could pay as much as $20,000.
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Engineers had designed and upgraded the wall design to prevent waste water spills from occurring in emergency flood scenarios. This new design also changed the input of the influent pipe. All four aeration tanks had significant damage from the acidic and harsh nature of waste water. Each aeration tank was drained, and the failing concrete was saw cut and removed around the perimeter. New rebar was installed, forms were built, and the new concrete walls were poured and finished by Smith's crews. The aerobic digesters received similar repairs around the perimeter of each tank. Each tank also received structural epoxy injection to repair all structural cracks. Over 1,000 lineal feet of crack injection was performed.
Stabilizing and repairing damaged concrete and other structures, by installing carbon fiber cloth with an epoxy binder. The process restores the structural and load bearing capacity of the object being reinforced. Can be applied to metal, wood, concrete, or plastic. Has a high strength to weight ratio and quick repair time. Commonly installed on concrete beams bridges, columns, poured in place and precast concrete for maximizing crack control and restoring structural integrity.
The inspector and engineer onsite acknowledged the high quality of work and after tank coatings were complete, Smith's was instructed to perform crack injection on the caisson as part of a work change directive. Though the caisson was new, it required crack injection at the cold joints where water was leaking through. Smith's utilized a manbasket to inject cracks with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic polyurethane injection grout on the caisson. Smith's also performed polyurethane crack injection on the influent lines to eliminate leaks.
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The samples were jacketed in a red copper foil and were heated up to 500°C at a heating rate of 5°C/h and triaxial pressure. A low rate of heating was used to ensure that cracking events of such large samples were the result of temperature alone and not due to thermal gradients [18, 26]. Temperature was measured by four thermocouples whose resolution was about 0.1°C. All thermocouples near the face of samples were imbedded in sodium chloride solid. Two thermocouples were imbedded at the ends of the sample and the other two were in the middle of the sample. Figure 2 shows schematically the experimental assembly.
Data from AE monitoring are used to relate the main cracking periods to temperature. When a crack initiates and grows, a volume of material is rapidly unloaded. This causes an elastic strain wave to propagate from the crack tip. This AE can provide important information about cracks.
The inner of heterogeneous rock appears as thermal stress as temperature changes under any mechanical state. As thermal stress exceeds the bearing capacity of inner grain and cement, thermal cracking appears internally in rock. The hypostasis of thermal cracking in rock is a multicrystal mineral consisting of diverse heterogeneous combo in mesostructure. The thermal expansion coefficients of various crystals and cement are completely different. Based on thermal elastic theory, thermal stress will occur in different crystals and cement, but thermal cracking may firstly appear in the binding material whose strength and melting point are lower than those of crystals. These results have been pointed out by Zhao in the investigation on mesostructure of Luhui granite with meso-CT .
The permeability showed multipeak in granite due to multistage of thermal cracking at elevated temperature in Figure 4. The permeability increased gradually at temperature up to 150°C. It was followed by a maximum value at temperature range from 100°C to 150°C. Then the permeability decreased to the minimum value which was still higher than the initial value. The permeability began to increase steeply at 300°C and then the second peak value was almost 450°C. It still showed a decrease again after 450°C which was higher than the former minimum. There were two peaks at our testing temperature ranges.
Accumulation of AE counts can represent energy emission of thermally cracked granite. Generally, more energy emission will induce more microcracks in granite. We define a parameter which describes the ratio (e) of permeability at each temperature () to permeability maximum value () at 450°C, seen in equation (2).
The ratio can approximately represent the proportion of microcracks induced by different temperature in total microcrack quantity at up to 450°C. We define the other one parameter (f) to describe the ratio of cumulative counts () at each temperature to total counts () at up to 450°C, seen in equation (3). The relationship between cumulative counts and permeability can be expressed by both parameters e and f, shown in Figure 6.
The permeability ratio was very high below 100°C in sample 1 while cumulative counts ratio was very low, pointed by an arrow in Figure 6. This indicated that permeability increment was induced by other factors in addition to thermal cracking at low temperature. The factor may be water loss in granite. When the temperature exceeded 150°C, the permeability ratio increased with cumulative counts ratio rising. The relationship could be approximately expressed by linear function in equation (4) with correlation coefficient of 0.83.
Real-time permeability in rock is quite difficult to measure at high temperature and triaxial stresses due to sealing. Recently, in order to study thermal cracking induced by heating sample, a great number of studies with heating-cooling cycles of sample were performed to obtain permeability variation at different temperatures. Figure 7 shows permeability evolution with temperature at both real-time and heating-cooling treatment conditions. 2b1af7f3a8