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Sang, YC,Albadarin, AB,Al-Muhtaseb, AH,Mangwandi, C,McCracken, JN,Bell, SEJ,Walker, GM
Applied Surface Science
Properties of super-hydrophobic copper and stainless steel meshes: Applications in controllable water permeation and organic solvents/water separation
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Super hydrophobic copper mesh Contact angle Morphology Pressure resistance pH controllable water permeation Organic solvents/water separation SUPERHYDROPHOBIC POLYESTER MATERIALS OIL/WATER SEPARATION SURFACES OIL ABSORPTION
The wettability and hydrophobicity of super-hydrophobic (SH) meshes is greatly influenced by their topographic structures, chemical composition and coating process. In this study, the properties of copper and stainless steel meshes, coated with super-hydrophobic electrolessly deposited silver were investigated. A new method to test the pressure resistance of super-hydrophobic mesh was applied to avoid any deformation of mesh. Results showed that SH copper mesh and SH stainless steel meshes with the same pore size have almost the same contact angle and the same hydrophobicity. SH copper mesh with a pore size of 122 pin can resist water pressure of 4900 Pa and a decrease of pore size of mesh can increase the pressure resistance of SH copper mesh. The SH copper mesh modified with 0.1 M HS(CH2)(10)COOH solution in ethanol has a controllable water permeation property by simply adjusting the pH of water solution. SH copper mesh shows super-oleophilicity with organic solvents and so with a water contact angle of 0 and it can be an effective tool for organic solvents/water separation. The separation efficiency of SH copper mesh for separating mixtures of organic solvent and water can be as high as 99.8%. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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