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New Cellulose Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Jiangsu University (Superhydrophilic and superoleophobic...

July 1, 2014



New Cellulose Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Jiangsu University (Superhydrophilic and superoleophobic chitosan-based nanocomposite coatings for oil/water separation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Life Science Research have been published. According to news reporting originating from Zhenjiang, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To overcome easy oil fouling and poor efficiency of traditional oil/water separation materials, superhydrophilic and superoleophobic coatings were fabricated by spray casting chitosan (CTS)-based nanocomposites. The molecular rearrangement of hydrophilic and oleophobic constituents, combined with the hierarchical rough surface structures, enabled a coating with a water contact angle of 0A degrees and a hexadecane contact angle of 157A degrees A A +/- A 1A degrees."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Jiangsu University, "Hexadecane droplets can easily slide off the dried and water-wetted coating without leaving any obvious oily trailing stains. When the superhydrophilic and superoleophobic CTS-based nanocomposite coatings were applied to oil/water separation, they exhibited excellent anti-fouling capacity, high separation efficiency and easy recyclability."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The superhydrophilic and superoleophobic CTS-based coating would be a good candidate for the treatment of industrial oil-polluted water and the cleanup of oil spills."

For more information on this research see: Superhydrophilic and superoleophobic chitosan-based nanocomposite coatings for oil/water separation. Cellulose, 2014;21(3):1851-1857. Cellulose can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Cellulose - www.springerlink.com/content/0969-0239/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Yang, Jiangsu Univ, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Inst Adv Mat, Zhenjiang 212013, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H.J. Song, X.H. Yan, H. Tang and C.S. Li (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Zhenjiang, Life Science Research, People's Republic of China

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