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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 9327431, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9327431
Research Article

Flux Enhancement in Membrane Distillation Using Nanofiber Membranes

1MemBrain s.r.o, Pod Vinicí 87, 47127 Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic
2Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2, 46117 Liberec 1, Czech Republic

Received 1 March 2016; Accepted 8 May 2016

Academic Editor: Niranjan Patra

Copyright © 2016 T. Jiříček et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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