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Title: Oleophilic foams for oil spill mitigation

Abstract

A method of fabricating an oleophilic foam includes providing a foam comprising a base material. The base material is coated with an inorganic material using at least one of an atomic layer deposition (ALD), a molecular layer deposition (MLD) or sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS) process. The SIS process includes at least one cycle of exposing the foam to a first metal precursor for a first predetermined time and a first partial pressure. The first metal precursor infiltrates at least a portion of the base material and binds with the base material. The foam is exposed to a second co-reactant precursor for a second predetermined time and a second partial pressure. The second co-reactant precursor reacts with the first metal precursor, thereby forming the inorganic material on the base material. The inorganic material infiltrating at least the portion of the base material. The inorganic material is functionalized with an oleophilic material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805648
Patent Number(s):
10954139
Application Number:
16/599,537
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/11/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Darling, Seth B., Elam, Jeffrey W., and Mane, Anil U. Oleophilic foams for oil spill mitigation. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Darling, Seth B., Elam, Jeffrey W., & Mane, Anil U. Oleophilic foams for oil spill mitigation. United States.
Darling, Seth B., Elam, Jeffrey W., and Mane, Anil U. Tue . "Oleophilic foams for oil spill mitigation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805648.
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