Self-Cleaning, Stain-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabric Prepared by Simple Immersion Technique
In this paper, superhydrophobicity of cotton fabric was produced by simple immersion method in non-fluorinated hexadecyltrimethoxysilane solution. Modified cotton fabric showed repellency to water and liquids with surface tension of more than 47 mN/m, with a static contact angle of more than 150° and tilt angle of less than 10°. The mechanical, chemical, thermal, and UV stability of superhydrophobic cotton fabric was evaluated. Modified cotton fabric exhibited the self-cleaning and stain-resistant properties. It also showed that it could be used for oil-water separation application with separation efficiency of about 99%. Additionally, the modified cotton fabric exhibited anti-bacterial properties. This approach is facile, economical, and eco-friendly and can be applied for household and industrial applications.
P. Chauhan et al., "Self-Cleaning, Stain-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabric Prepared by Simple Immersion Technique," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 535, pp. 66-74, Academic Press Inc., Feb 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2018.09.087
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Anti-bacterial; Oil-water separation; Self-cleaning; Stain resistant; Superhydrophobic
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01 Feb 2019