Superhydrophilic and underwater superoleophobic Ti foam with fluorinated hierarchical flower-like TiO2 nanostructures for effective oil-in-water emulsion separation

BinJiang, ZhenxingChen, HaozhenDou, YongliSun, HongjieZhang, Zi QiangGong, LuhongZhang School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, People’s Republic of China Highlights A one-step hydrothermal method was first applied to superhydrophilic modification. The superhydrophilicity was attributed to surface fluorination and flower-like TiO2 nanostructures. The modified surface exhibited outstanding stability towards corrosive conditions. Various emulsions can be separated with high Read More …

Nanocomposite Foam Involving Boron Nitride Nanoplatelets and Polycaprolactone: Porous Structures with Multiple Length Scales for Oil Spill Cleanup

Li Hao†‡ , I-Cheng Chen‡, Jun Kyun Oh‡, Nirup Nagabandi‡, Felipe Bassan‡, Shuhao Liu§, Ethan Scholar‡, Luhong Zhang† , Mustafa Akbulut*‡§∥ , and Bin Jiang*† School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3122, United States Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Read More …

Novel One-Step, in Situ Thermal Polymerization Fabrication of Robust Superhydrophobic Mesh for Efficient Oil/Water Separation

Bin Jiang, Hongjie Zhang, Luhong Zhang , Yongli Sun, Lidong Xu, Zhaoning Sun, Wenhao Gu, Zhenxing Chen, and Huawei Yang* School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, People’s Republic of China Abstract In this work, a brand new one-step in situ thermal polymerization (ISTP) preparation of highly stable polymer-coated superhydrophobic materials has been reported. On the basis Read More …