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Wood-based microhaired superhydrophobic and underwater superoleophobic surfaces for oil/water separation

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Abstract

Wood-based superhydrophobic and underwater superoleophobic surfaces are fabricated using a scalable replication technique. Lignin-based polymer is microstructured with a heated mold, resulting in a superhydrophobic/superoleophilic surface covered with microhairs. The microhaired surface is used to clean crude oil spills and to separate oil/water mixtures by absorbing oil. After treating the microhaired surface with argon plasma it acquires underwater superoleophobic property necessary for removing water from the oil/water mixtures.

Graphical abstract: Wood-based microhaired superhydrophobic and underwater superoleophobic surfaces for oil/water separation

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The article was received on 02 May 2014, accepted on 11 Jul 2014 and first published on 11 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04029E
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 31079-31083
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    Wood-based microhaired superhydrophobic and underwater superoleophobic surfaces for oil/water separation

    M. N. Kavalenka, A. Hopf, M. Schneider, M. Worgull and H. Hölscher, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 31079
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04029E

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