A lifetime guarantee for superhydrophobic coatings?
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 4 June 2018
LMGP is investigating whether it is possible to design superhydrophobic coatings that repel water for their entire lifetime. The research is being conducted under the French-American REACT project financed by the French National Research Agency, the CEMAM Laboratory of Excellence, and the US National Science Foundation.
One of the goals of the project is to develop a material capable of harvesting water from the atmosphere in areas affected by natural disasters. The material, which would be used to coat large surfaces, would alternate hydrophilic areas to condense water vapor with hydrophobic areas to move water to a collector.
In research conducted under a chair of excellence financed by Fondation Nanosciences, LMGP also began investigating permeable selective nanostructured membranes in March, with the goal of purifying the water collected.
Learn more about REACT: https://react.seas.upenn.edu/