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Self-Cleaning, Stain-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabric Prepared by Simple Immersion Technique
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  • Poonam Chauhan
  • Aditya Kumar, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Bharat Bhushan
Abstract

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.

Department(s)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Anti-bacterial,
  • Oil-water separation,
  • Self-cleaning,
  • Stain resistant,
  • Superhydrophobic
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2019 Academic Press Inc., All rights reserved.
Publication Date
2-1-2019
Citation Information
Poonam Chauhan, Aditya Kumar and Bharat Bhushan. "Self-Cleaning, Stain-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabric Prepared by Simple Immersion Technique" Journal of Colloid and Interface Science Vol. 535 (2019) p. 66 - 74 ISSN: 0021-9797
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aditya-kumar/52/