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  1. Lee, S.; Straub, A.P. “Opportunities for high productivity and selectivity desalination via osmotic distillation with improved membrane design.” Journal of Membrane Science 611, 118309 (2020)
  2. Straub, A.P., Asa, E., Zhang, W., Nguyen, T.H., Herzberg, M. “In-Situ Graft-Polymerization Modification of Commercial Ultrafiltration Membranes for Long-Term Fouling Resistance in a Pilot-Scale Membrane Bioreactor.” Chemical Engineering Journal, in press (2020).  DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122865
  3. Wang, Z., Horseman, T., Straub, A.P., Yip, N.Y, Li, D., Lin, S., Elimelech, M. “Pathways and Challenges for Efficient Solar-Thermal Desalination.” Science Advances, 5, eaax0763 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0763
  4. Shaulsky, E., Karanikola, V., Straub, A.P., Deshmukh, A., Zucker, I., Elimelech, M. “Asymmetric Membranes for Membrane Distillation and Thermo-Osmotic Energy Conversion.” Desalination, 452, 141-148 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2018.11.005
  5. Lee, J., Straub, A.P., Elimelech, M. “Vapor-gap membranes for highly selective osmotically driven desalination.” Journal of Membrane Science 555, 407-417 (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.03.059
  6. Deshmukh, A., Boo, C., Karanikola, V., Lin, S., Straub, A.P., Tong, T., Warsinger, D.M., Elimelech, M. “Membrane Distillation at the Water-Energy Nexus: Limits, Opportunities, and Challenges.” Energy & Environmental Science 11, 1177-1196 (2018) DOI: 10.1039/C8EE00291F
  7. Rahimi, M., Straub, A.P., Zhang, F., Zhu, X., Elimelech, M., Gorski, C. A., Logan, B.E. “Emerging Electrochemical and Membrane-Based Systems to Convert Low-Grade Heat to Electricity.” Energy & Environmental Science 11, 276-285 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03026F
  8. Straub, A.P., Elimelech, M. “Energy Efficiency and Performance Limiting Effects in Thermo-Osmotic Energy Conversion from Low-Grade Heat.” Environmental Science & Technology 51, 12925-12931 (2017).DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02213
  9. Straub, A.P., Yip, N.Y., Lin, S., Lee, J., Elimelech, M. “Harvesting Low-Grade Heat Energy Using Thermo-Osmotic Vapour Transport Through Nanoporous Membranes.” Nature Energy 1, Article Number: 16090 (2016).DOI: 10.1038/NENERGY.2016.90
    This publication was covered in several articles:
    Nature | Research Highlight: “Energy: Nanopores Harvest Wasted Heat.” Nature 534, 592 (2016).
    Nature Energy | News and Views: Phillip, W.A. “Thermal Energy Conversion: Under Pressure.” Nature Energy 1, Article Number: 16101 (2016).
    Press: YaleNews, AIChE ChEnected, SciTechDaily, TechXplore, Wissenschaft Aktuell, and several more
  10. Matthew, L.E., Piedra, L.M., Wu, C.F, Kramer-Díaz, A., Wang, H., Straub, A.P., Nguyen, T.H. “Social Work and Engineering: Lessons from a Water Filtration Project in Guatemala” International Social Work 4, Article Number: 655869 (2016). DOI: 10.1177/0020872816655869
  11. Straub, A. P., Deshmukh, A., Elimelech, M. “Pressure-Retarded Osmosis for Power Generation from Salinity Gradients: Is It Viable?” Energy & Environmental Science 9, 31-48 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02985F
  12. Bar-Zeev, E., Perreault, F., Straub, A. P., Elimelech, M. “Impaired Performance of Pressure-Retarded Osmosis Due to Irreversible Biofouling.” Environmental Science & Technology 49, 13050-13058 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03523
  13. Straub, A. P., Osuji, C.O., Cath, T.Y., Elimelech, M. “Selectivity and Mass Transfer Limitations in Pressure-Retarded Osmosis at High Concentrations and Increased Operating Pressures.” Environmental Science & Technology 49, 12551-12559 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01317
  14. Straub, A. P., Lin, S., Elimelech, M. “Module-Scale Analysis of Pressure-Retarded Osmosis: Performance Limitations and Implications for Full-Scale Operation.” Environmental Science & Technology 48, 12435-12444 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/es503790k
  15. Lin, S., Straub, A. P., Elimelech, M. “Thermodynamic Limits of Extractable Energy by Pressure-Retarded Osmosis.” Energy & Environmental Science 7, 2706-2714 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01020E
    Press: GWI Water Desalination Report, 21 July 2014, Volume 50, Issue 27
  16. Wang, H., Narihiro, T., Straub, A. P., Pugh, C. R., Tamaki, H., Moor, J. F., Bradley, I. M., Kamagata, Y., Liu, W.T., Nguyen, T. H. “MS2 Bacteriophage Reduction and Microbial Communities in Biosand Filters.” Environmental Science & Technology 48, 6702–6709 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/es500494s
  17. Straub, A.P., Yip, N.Y., Elimelech, M. “Raising the Bar: Increased Hydraulic Pressure Allows Unprecedented High Power Densities in Pressure-Retarded Osmosis.” Environmental Science & Technology Letters 1, 55–59 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/ez400117d 
    Press: ACS Chemical & Engineering News
  18. Tirafferi, A., Yip, N.Y., Straub, A.P., Romero-Vargas Castrillon, S., Elimelech, M. “A Method for Simultaneous Determination of Transport and Structural Parameters of Forward Osmosis Membranes.” Journal of Membrane Science 444, 523–538 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.05.023
  19. Bradley, I., Straub, A.P., Maraccini, P., Markazi, S., Nguyen, T. H. “Iron Oxide Amended Biosand Filters for Virus Removal.” Water Research 45, 4501-4510. (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.05.045
  20. Romero, O.C., Straub, A.P., Kohn, T., Nguyen, T.H. “Role of Temperature and Suwannee River Natural Organic Matter on Inactivation Kinetics of Rotavirus and Bacteriophage MS2 by Solar Irradiation.” Environmental Science & Technology 45, 10385-10393 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/es202067f