Bioinspired Hydrogel-Coated Mesh with Superhydrophilicity and Underwater Superoleophobicity for Efficient and Ultrafast Oil/Water Separation in Harsh Environments

Takeshi Matsubayashi, Mizuki Tenjimbayashi, Masatsugu Komine, Kengo Manabe, Seimei Shiratori

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Microstructured calcium alginate (Ca-Alg) hydrogel exhibiting superhydrophilicity and underwater superoleophobicity is prepared for high speed and highly efficient oil/water separation. The fabricated mesh works in highly acidic or basic, salty, and high-temperature environments because of the stability of Ca-Alg. Moreover, nonwoven fabric used as a template for Ca-Alg is capable of separation of an oil-in-water emulsion. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7080-7085
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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