What is superhydrophobic coating?
About superhydrophobic coating
At first place this super hydrophobic coating can resist the water and every heavy liquid. Water on hydrophobic coated surfaces is like a perfect sphere and this allow the liquid drops to glide across the surface and can’t keep on it. No matter what material you will cover, the coating will repel the liquid. It will fall from the object and the surface will stay completely dry. This feature entails many advantages.
If some surfaces become anti wetting you can avoid many problems. For example if your appliances are hydrophobic and you splash them with water, they won’t burn and cause fire. If kids’ shoes are hydrophobic you will never worry about rain puddles. And speaking of rain, you don’t have to worry about the metal objects in the yard. If the rain can’t reach them, they can’t corrode.
Icing can cause many problems. But if surface can’t be touched by water, they can’t freeze, right? Icicles can be dangerous. If the roofs are hydrophobic, the water will just roll down and icicles won’t be able to show up on the edges of buildings. Even more, electrical transmission lines can’t freeze, therefore, their weigh can’t increases and they can’t tear down.
The biggest problem producers faced with their metal products is how to make them resistant to corrosive action. They apply additional layers and defenses, but it doesn’t stop corrosion and only slow it down. Super hydrophobic coating prevents moist air touching the surface of objects, so the metal can’t corrode so easy. The tests prove that super hydrophobic coatings prevent 4 to 6 times better than the coated steel surfaces.
If water can’t reach the surface, so bacteria can’t be attached to it, too. This technology was originally tested for hospital applications to prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria. Hospitals, bathrooms, very wet places where mold grows – they are all highly polluted and bacteria-infested areas. But if the surfaces are hydrophobic coated, the bacteria won’t have conditions to develop.
Even a flat surface to accumulate dust or dirt if it is covered with hydrophobic coating, only a slight stream of water is enough to bring the dirt away. Mold and fungus might be harmful for your health, but if the surface is hydrophobic coated, the bacteria can’t grow on it. Dirt and bacteria can damage the appliances and make them unsafe and unusable.