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55. Ledingham, J., Sedransk Campbell, K., in 't Veen, B., Keyzer, L., Yip, N.Y., Campbell, A., "The development and validation of a novel, parameter-free, modelling strategy for electromembrane processes: Electrodialysis", Desalination, May 2024, Volume 576, 9, 117386. | PDF

54. Huang, Y., Fan, H., and Yip, N.Y., "Mobility of Condensed Counterions in Ion-Exchange Membranes: Application of Screening Length Scaling Relationship in Highly Charged Environments", Environmental Science & Technology, December 2023, Volume 58, 836–846. | PDF | Supporting Information


53. Dach, E., David, L., van der Made, J., Pope, M., Chabeda, J., Brown, A., Foo, J., and Yip, N.Y., "Are Showerhead Filters Retailed Online a Scam?: Investigating Water Quality Claims through a Course-based Research Experience", Environmental Engineering Science, October 2023, Volume 40, Issue 10, 414–425.

52. Shah, K.M., Billinge, I.H., Dach, E.M., and Yip, N.Y., “Advancing the Productivity Selectivity Tradeoff of Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction with Intermediate-Step Release”, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, September 2023, Volume 10, 949–954. doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.3c00616 | PDF | Supporting Information

51. Huang, Y., Fan, H., and Yip, N.Y., "Influence of electrolyte on concentration-induced conductivity-permselectivity tradeoff of ion-exchange membranes", Journal of Membrane Science, February 2023, Volume 668, 121184. | PDF

50. Shah, K.M., Dach, E., Winton, R.K., Fan, H., and Yip, N.Y., "Phase Equilibria Insights into Amine-Water-NaCl Interactions in Liquid-Liquid Biphasic Systems for Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction", Desalination, February 2023, Volume 548, 116259. | PDF | Supporting Information

49. Fan, H., Huang, Y., and Yip, N.Y., "Advancing Ion-Exchange Membranes to Ion-Selective Membranes: Principles, Status, and Opportunities", Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, October 2022, Volume 17, 25. | PDF


48. Foo, Z.H., Stetson, C., Dach, E., Deshmukh, A., Lee, H., Menon, A., Prasher, R., Yip, N.Y., Lienhard, J.H., and Wilson, A.D., "Solvent-Driven Aqueous Separations for Hypersaline Brine Concentration and Resource Recovery", Trends in Chemistry, December 2022, Vol. 4, No. 12. | PDF | Supporting Information

47. McCartney, S.N., Fan, H., Watanabe, N., Huang, Y., and Yip, N.Y., "Donnan Dialysis for Phosphate Recovery from Diverted Urine", Water Research, November 2022, Volume 226, 119302. | PDF | Supporting Information

46. Barbosa, G.D., Dach, E., Liu, X., Yip, N.Y., and Turner, C., "Computational and experimental study of different brines in temperature swing solvent extraction desalination with amine solvents", Desalination, September 2022, Volume 537, 115863. | PDF | Supporting Information

45. Shah, K.M., Billinge, I.H., Chen, X., Fan, H., Huang, Y., Winton, R.K., and Yip, N.Y., "Drivers, Challenges, and Emerging Technologies for Desalination of High-Salinity Brines: A Critical Review", Desalination, September 2022, Volume 538, 115827. | PDFSupporting Information

44. Chen, X., Verbeke, R., Boo, C., Dickmann, M., Egger, W., Ndamage, K., Vankelecom, I.F.J., and Yip, N.Y., "Elucidating the Roles of Polyamide Layer Structural Properties in the Permeability–Selectivity Tradeoff Governing Aqueous Separations", ACS ES&T Engineering, July 2022, Volume 2, 1857–1870. | PDF | Supporting Information

43. Fan, H., and Yip, N.Y., "Donnan Dialysis Desalination with a Thermally-Recoverable Solute", ACS ES&T Engineering, June 2022, Volume 2, 2076–2085. | PDF | Supporting Information

42. Brogioli, D., and Yip, N.Y., "Energy Efficiency Analysis of Membrane Distillation for Thermally Regenerative Salinity Gradient Power Technologies", Desalination, June 2022, Volume 531, 115694. | PDF

41. Berry, R.T., Dach, E., Melhorn, J.A., Yip, N.Y., and Soh, L., "Assessing the Temperature-Dependent Tunable Polarity of N,N‑Dimethylcyclohexylamine (DMCHA) and Water Mixtures", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, March 2022, volume 10, 3726–3734. | PDF | Supporting Information

40. Fan, H., Huang, Y., Billinge, I.H., Bannon, S.M., Geise, G.M., and Yip, N.Y., "Counterion Mobility in Ion-Exchange Membranes: Spatial Effect and Valency-Dependent Electrostatic Interaction", ACS ES&T Engineering, March 2022, volume 2, 1274–1286. | PDF | Supporting Information


39. Li, Y., Wang, R., Shi, S., Cao, H., Yip, N.Y., and Lin, S., "Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis for Ammonia Recovery from Synthetic Urine: Experiments, Modeling, and Performance Analysis", Environmental Science & Technology, October 2021, Volume 55, 14886–14896. | PDF | Supporting Information

38. McCartney, S.N., Watanabe, N., and Yip, N.Y., "Emerging investigator series: Thermodynamic and Energy Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Recovery from Wastewaters", Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, September 2021, Volume 7, 2075–2088. | PDF | Supporting Information

37. Boo, C., Qi, H., Billinge, I.H., Shah, K.M., Fan, H., and Yip, N.Y., "Thermomorphic Hydrophilicity Base-Induced Precipitation for Effective Descaling of Hypersaline Brines", ACS ES&T Engineering, July 2021, Volume 1, 1351–1359. | PDF | Supporting Information

36. Chen, X., Boo, C., and Yip, N.Y., "Influence of Solute Molecular Diameter on Permeability-Selectivity Tradeoff of Thin-Film Composite Polyamide Membranes in Aqueous Separations", Water Research, August 2021, Volume 201, 117311. | PDF

35. Atia, A.A., Yip, N.Y., and Fthenakis, V., "Pathways for minimal and zero liquid discharge with enhanced reverse osmosis technologies: Module-scale modeling and techno-economic assessment", Desalination, August 2021, Volume 509, 115069. | PDF | Supporting Information

34. Bhardwaj, A.A., Vos, J.G., Beatty, M.E.S., Baxter, A.F., Koper, M.T.M.,
Yip, N.Y. and Esposito, D.V., "Ultrathin Silicon Oxide Overlayers Enable Selective Oxygen Evolution from Acidic and Unbuffered pH-Neutral Seawater", ACS Catalysis, January 2021, Volume 11, 1316–1330. doi/10.1021/acscatal.0c04343 | PDF | Supporting Information


33. Boo, C., Billinge, I.H., Chen, X., Shah, K.M., and Yip, N.Y., "Zero Liquid Discharge of Ultrahigh Salinity Brines with Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction", Environmental Science & Technology, June 2020, Volume 54, 9124–9131. doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c02555 | PDF | Supporting Information

32. Fan, H., Huang, Y., and Yip, N.Y., "Advancing the conductivity-permselectivity tradeoff of electrodialysis ion-exchange membranes with sulfonated CNT nanocomposites", Journal of Membrane Science, September 2020, Volume 610, 118259. | PDF

31. McCartney, S.N., Williams, N.A., Boo, C., Chen, X., and Yip, N.Y., "Novel Isothermal Membrane Distillation with Acidic Collector for Selective and Energy-Efficient Recovery of Ammonia from Urine", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, April 2020, Volume 8, Issue 19, 7324–7334. | PDF | Supporting Information

30. Chen, X., Boo, C., and Yip, N.Y., "Transport and structural properties of osmotic membranes in high-salinity desalination using cascading osmotically mediated reverse osmosis", Desalination, April 2020, Volume 479, 114335. | PDF


29. Wang, Z., Horseman, T., Straub, A.P., Yip, N.Y., Li, D., Elimelech, M., and Lin, S., “Pathways and challenges for efficient solar-thermal desalination”, Science Advances, July 2019, Volume 5 (7). doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax0763 | PDF | Supplementary Materials

28. Chen, X., Boo, C., and Yip, N.Y., “Low-temperature heat utilization with vapor pressure-driven osmosis: Impact of membrane properties on mass and heat transfer”, Journal of Membrane Science, October 2019, Volume 588, 117181. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117181 | PDF

27. Boo, C., Winton, R.K., Conway, K.M., and Yip, N.Y., “Membrane-less and Non-Evaporative Desalination of Hypersaline Brines by Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction”, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, June 2019, Volume 6, Issue 6, 359–364. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00182 | PDF | Supporting Information

26. Brogioli, D., La Mantia, F., and Yip, N.Y., “Energy Efficiency Analysis of Distillation for Thermally Regenerative Salinity Gradient Power Technologies”, Renewable Energy, April 2019, Volume 133, 1034–1045. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.10.107 | PDF

25. Fan, H. and Yip, N.Y., “Elucidating conductivity-permselectivity tradeoffs in electrodialysis and reverse electrodialysis by structure-property analysis of ion-exchange membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, March 2019, Volume 573, 668–681. | PDF


24. Chen, X. and Yip, N.Y., “Unlocking High-Salinity Desalination with Cascading Osmotically Mediated Reverse Osmosis: Energy and Operating Pressure Analysis”, Environmental Science & Technology, February 2018, Volume 52, 2242–2250. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05774 | PDF | Supporting Information

23. Brogioli, D., La Mantia, F., and Yip, N.Y., “Thermodynamic analysis and energy efficiency of thermal desalination processes”, Desalination, February 2018, Volume 428, 29–39. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2017.11.010 | PDF


22. Yip, N.Y. Brogioli, D., Hamelers, B., and Nijmeijer, K., “Salinity Gradients for Sustainable Energy: Primer, Progress, and Prospects”, Environmental Science & Technology, November 2016, Volume 50, 12072–12094. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03448 | PDF | Supporting Information

21. Straub, A. P., Yip, N.Y., Lin, S., Lee, J., and Elimelech, M., “Harvesting low-grade heat energy using thermo-osmotic vapour transport through nanoporous membranes”, Nature Energy, June 2016, Volume 1, 16090. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.90 | PDF | Supplementary Information


20. Deshmukh, A., Yip, N.Y., Lin, S., and Elimelech, M., “Desalination by Forward Osmosis: Identifying Performance Limiting Parameters through Module Scale Modeling”, Journal of Membrane Science, October 2015, Volume 491, 159–167. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.03.080 | PDF | Supplementary Material

19. Yip, N.Y. and Elimelech, M., “Comparison of Energy Efficiency and Power Density in Pressure Retarded Osmosis and Reverse Electrodialysis”, Environmental Science & Technology, September 2014, Volume 48, 11002–11012. doi:10.1021/es5029316 | PDF | Supporting Information

18. Yip, N.Y., Vermaas, D.A., Nijmeijer, K., and Elimelech, M., “Thermodynamic, Energy Efficiency, and Power Density Analysis of Reverse Electrodialysis Power Generation with Natural Salinity Gradients”, Environmental Science & Technology, May 2014, Volume 48, 4925–4936. doi:10.1021/es5005413 | PDF | Supporting Information

17. Lin, S., Yip, N.Y., Cath, T.Y., Osuji, C.O., and Elimelech, M., “Hybrid Pressure Retarded Osmosis-Membrane Distillation System for Power Generation from Low-Grade Heat: Thermodynamic Analysis and Energy Efficiency”, Environmental Science & Technology, April 2014, Volume 48, 5306–5313. doi:10.1021/es405173b | PDF | Supporting Information

16. Lin, S., Yip, N.Y., Cath, T.Y., and Elimelech, M., “Direct Contact Membrane Distillation with Heat Recovery: Thermodynamic Insights from Module Scale Modeling”, Journal of Membrane Science, March 2014, Volume 453, 498–515. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2013.11.016 | PDF

15. Straub, A.P., Yip, N.Y., and Elimelech, M., “Raising the Bar: Increased Hydraulic Pressure Allows Unprecedented High Power Densities in Pressure-Retarded Osmosis”, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, November 2013, Volume 1, 55–59. doi:10.1021/ez400117d | PDF | Supporting Information

14. Yip, N.Y. and Elimelech, M., “Influence of Natural Organic Matter Fouling and Osmotic Backwash on Pressure Retarded Osmosis Energy Production from Natural Salinity Gradients”, Environmental Science & Technology, November 2013, Volume 47, 12607–12616. doi:10.1021/es403207m | PDF | Supporting Information

13. Vermaas, D.A., Veerman, J., Yip, N.Y., Elimelech, M., Saakes, M., and Nijmeijer, K., “High Efficiency in Energy Generation from Salinity Gradients with Reverse Electrodialysis”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, October 2013, Volume 1, 1295–1302. doi:10.1021/sc400150w | PDF

12. Tiraferri, A., Yip, N.Y., Straub, A.P., Romero-Vargas Castrillon, S., and Elimelech M., "A Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Transport and Structural Parameters of Forward Osmosis Membranes", Journal of Membrane Science, October 2013, Volume 444, 523–538. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2013.05.023 | PDF | Supplementary Material: Excel File  Matlab Files (zipped)

11. Shaffer, D.L., Arias Chavez, L.H., Ben-Sasson, M., Romero-Vargas Castrillón, S., Yip, N.Y., and Elimelech, M., “Desalination and Reuse of High-Salinity Shale Gas Produced Water: Drivers, Technologies, and Future Directions”, Environmental Science & Technology, September 2013, Volume 47, 9569–9583. doi:10.1021/es401966e | PDF

10. Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M., McCutcheon, J.R., McGinnis, R.L., Achilli, A., Anastasio, D., Brady, A.R., Childress, A.E., Farr, I.V., Hancock, N.T., Lampi, J., Nghiem, L.D., Xie, M., and Yip, N.Y., "Standard Methodology for Evaluating Membrane Performance in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes", Desalination, March 2013, Volume 312, 31–38. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2012.07.005 | PDF

9. Mo, Y., Tiraferri, A., Yip, N.Y., Adout, A., Huang, X., and Elimelech, M., "Improved Antifouling Properties of Polyamide Nanofiltration Membranes by Reducing the Density of Surface Carboxyl Groups", Environmental Science & Technology, December 2012, Volume 46, 13253–13261. doi:10.1021/es303673p | PDF | Supporting Information

8. Shaffer, D.L., Yip, N.Y., Gilron J., and Elimelech, M., "Seawater Desalination for Agriculture by Integrated Forward and Reverse Osmosis: Improved Product Water Quality for Potentially Less Energy", Journal of Membrane Science, October 2012, Volume 415–416, 1–8. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2012.05.016 | PDF

7. Yip, N.Y., and Elimelech, M., "Thermodynamic and Energy Efficiency Analysis of Power Generation from Natural Salinity Gradients by Pressure Retarded Osmosis", Environmental Science & Technology, May 2012, Volume 46, 5230–5239. doi:10.1021/es300060m | PDF | Supporting Information

6. Yip, N.Y. and Elimelech, M., "Performance Limiting Effects in Power Generation from Salinity Gradients by Pressure Retarded Osmosis", Environmental Science & Technology, December 2011, Volume 45, 10273-10282. doi:10.1021/es203197e | PDF | Supporting Information

5. Hoover, L.A., Phillip, W.A., Tiraferri, A., Yip, N.Y., and Elimelech, M., "Forward with Osmosis: Emerging Applications for Greater Sustainability", Environmental Science & Technology, December 2011, Volume 45, 9824-9830. doi:10.1021/es202576h | PDF

4. Ang, W.S., Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., and Elimelech, M., "Chemical Cleaning of RO Membranes Fouled by Wastewater Effluent: Achieving Higher Efficiency with Dual-step Cleaning", Journal of Membrane Science, October 2011, Volume 382, 100-106. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2011.07.047 | PDF

3. Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., Laura, A.H., Kim, Y.C., and Elimelech, M., " Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Sustainable Power Generation from Salinity Gradients", Environmental Science & Technology, May 2011, Volume 45, 4360–4369. doi:10.1021/es104325z | PDF | Supporting Information

2. Tiraferri, A., Yip, N.Y., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., and Elimelech, M., "Relating Performance of Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membranes to Support Layer Formation and Structure", Journal of Membrane Science, February 2011, Volume 367, 340-352. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2010.11.014 | PDF

1. Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., and Elimelech, M., "High Performance Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membrane", Environmental Science & Technology, May 2010, Volume 44, 3812–3818. doi:10.1021/es1002555 | PDF | Supporting Information