Smart fibrous materials for water harvesting

Yee Yee Kong, John Haozhong Xin, Xiaowen Wang, Yu Yang Liu

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE This paper presents the development of a special kind of smart fibrous materials with the ability to capture mist from atmosphere. It was achieved through building the system with hierarchical micro/macro-porous fibrous network and utilizes the switchable hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties of smart nanomaterials. The layer of nano titania coating on fiber surface offers a novel type of functional materials that display a high level of hydrophilicity upon light illumination. The combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics formed within fibrous matrix in desired pattern gives rise to an attractive property for collecting moisture from air.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 Spring Technical Conference of the Fiber Society - Geelong, VIC, Australia
Duration: 22 May 201324 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Spring Technical Conference of the Fiber Society
CountryAustralia
CityGeelong, VIC
Period22/05/1324/05/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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