Perspective on CDI “What is it and what can we expect from it?” published in E&ES

In a collaboration involving scientists from five different countries in two continents, members of the CDI&E working group used the past year to come with a Perspective-paper on capacitive ionization and electrosorption. Published on invitation in the high-impact journal Energy&Environmental Science (IF=25) as a prestigious Perspective-contribution, the paper is expected to generate attention inside and outside the CDI-field. To help quick dissemination of its content, the authors have chosen for the OPEN ACCESS-format.

As corresponding authors Prof.Dr. Mathew Suss and Prof.Dr. Volker Presser explain: "The idea for this perspective was conceived of during the last CDI-conference in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, and our aim is that it serves the growing CDI-community in outlining current trends in CDI developments, in standardizing metrics, and to help by identifying 'white areas' in CDI, both experimentally and theoretically. It was a most exhilarating task to work together with so many different authors on different continents to see this paper growing over the year. Many discussions helped us to focus on the most important elements and to converge on the key trends and best metrics for CDI performance. We have done our very best to put together a paper that helps to catalyze scientific and industrial developments in the CDI&E-field."