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Bioinspired Anti-Icing Coatings and Spatial Control of Nucleation using Engineered Integral Humidity Sink Effect

Abstract Durable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly anti-icing methods are desired to reduce the icing hazard in many different industrial areas including transportation systems, power plants, power transmission, as well as offshore oil and gas production. In contrast to traditional passive anti-icing surfaces, this thesis work introduces an anti-icing coating that responds to different icing conditions by releasing an antifreeze liquid. It consists of an outer porous superhydrophobic epidermis and a wick-like underlying dermis that is infused with the antifreeze liquid. This bi-layer coating prevents accumulation of frost, freezing fog, and freezing rain, while conventional anti-icing surfaces typically work only in one of these conditio... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Sun, Xiaoda (Author) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Advisor) / Lin, Jerry (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Anti-icing / Condensation / Humidity Sink / Hydrophobic / Nucleation / Superhydrophobic
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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