Self-cleaning of surfaces and water droplet mobility

Bekir Sami Yilbas*, Abdullah Al-Sharafi, Haider Ali

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Self-Cleaning of Surfaces and Water Droplet Mobility deals with the self-cleaning of hydrophobic surfaces. Chapters cover the basics of wetting states of fluids and surface characteristics in terms of texture topology and free energy. The self-cleaning aspects of surfaces, such as various synthesizing and fabrication processes are then introduced and discussed, along with environmental dust properties, including elemental compositions, particle sizes and shapes, and their chemo-mechanics characteristics. In addition, mud formation in humid air, as well as ambient and dry mud adhesion on optically transparent surfaces is explored, as is water droplet dynamics on hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, amongst other topics. The book fills the gap between the physical fundamentals of surface energy and texture characteristics for practical applications of surface cleaning and provides a basic understanding of the self-cleaning of surfaces that will be idea for academics, researchers and students.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages454
ISBN (Electronic)9780128147771
ISBN (Print)9780128147764
StatePublished - 26 Apr 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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