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Title: Environmental Applications of Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability

Interfacial materials with special wettability have become a burgeoning research area in materials science in the past decade. The unique surface properties of materials and interfaces generated by biomimetic approaches can be leveraged to develop effective solutions to challenging environmental problems. This critical review presents the concept, mechanisms, and fabrication techniques of interfacial materials with special wettability, and assesses the environmental applications of these materials for oil-water separation, membrane-based water purification and desalination, biofouling control, high performance vapor condensation, and atmospheric water collection. We also highlight the most promising properties of interfacial materials with special wettability that enable innovative environmental applications and discuss the practical challenges for large-scale implementation of these novel materials.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  3. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AR0000306
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1256533
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1437280

Wang, Zhangxin, Elimelech, Menachem, and Lin, Shihong. Environmental Applications of Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04351.
Wang, Zhangxin, Elimelech, Menachem, & Lin, Shihong. Environmental Applications of Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04351.
Wang, Zhangxin, Elimelech, Menachem, and Lin, Shihong. 2016. "Environmental Applications of Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04351.
@article{osti_1256533,
title = {Environmental Applications of Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability},
author = {Wang, Zhangxin and Elimelech, Menachem and Lin, Shihong},
abstractNote = {Interfacial materials with special wettability have become a burgeoning research area in materials science in the past decade. The unique surface properties of materials and interfaces generated by biomimetic approaches can be leveraged to develop effective solutions to challenging environmental problems. This critical review presents the concept, mechanisms, and fabrication techniques of interfacial materials with special wettability, and assesses the environmental applications of these materials for oil-water separation, membrane-based water purification and desalination, biofouling control, high performance vapor condensation, and atmospheric water collection. We also highlight the most promising properties of interfacial materials with special wettability that enable innovative environmental applications and discuss the practical challenges for large-scale implementation of these novel materials.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.est.5b04351},
journal = {Environmental Science and Technology},
number = 5,
volume = 50,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}