Best Method to Make a Material Self Cleaning
Keywords:Super hydrophobic, Self-cleaning materials, Rubber, Plastics
Super hydrophobicity could be engaged to play a major role in modern world of science due to its self-cleaning, anti-fouling, anti-sticking, anti-corrosive, anti-icing and water repelling properties. This critical review compares the methods available to form self-cleaning super hydrophobic surfaces in different materials and attempts on giving a concluded comprehensive answer about which one of those is the best method to prepare such surfaces. According to the author’s perspective when considering cost, simplicity, industrial scale or mass scale production most convenient method to form such surfaces in a wide range of materials such as rubber, plastics, glass, and apparels is addition of non-metallic chemically treated super hydrophobic filler such as treated Diatomaceous Earth in to the material.
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