By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Science. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Wax deposition during the production and transportation of crude oil is a global problem in oil industries. Fabrication of underwater self-cleaning materials can provide a new strategy to prohibit wax deposition."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Beihang University, "In this paper, conversion films on carbon steel with hierarchical micro/nanostructure are fabricated through a novel in situ alternating-current deposition method. The flower-like conversion films are composed of amorphous iron phosphate and present superhydrophilicity in air and superoleophobicity underwater. The conversion films can efficiently prevent the deposition of wax in water-contained crude oil, showing excellent self-cleaning performance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This facile and low-cost fabrication of a self-cleaning film provides a good strategy for underwater oil prevention."
For more information on this research see: Bioinspired in Situ Growth of Conversion Films with Underwater Superoleophobicity and Excellent Self-Cleaning Performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013;5(21):10904-10911. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z.W. Wang, Beihang Univ, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Minist Educ, Key Lab Aerosp Mat & Performance, Beijing 100191, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L.Q. Zhu, W.P. Li and H.C. Liu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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