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Wettability Engineered Surfaces for Anti-frosting Applications

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Title: Wettability Engineered Surfaces for Anti-frosting Applications
Author(s): Tortorella, Domenico
Advisor(s): Megaridis, Constantine M.
Contributor(s): Xu, Jie; Asinari, Pietro
Department / Program: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Degree: MS, Master of Science
Genre: Masters
Subject(s): surface coatings carbon superhydrophobic ice icing frost frosting skin-heating CNF fiber
Abstract: In the present study, a carbon based, superhydrophobic coating is presented and its properties analyzed for anti-icing and de-icing applications. Thanks to its skin-heating ability, ease of manufacturing, and predictable behaviour, this composition demonstrates that it is a strong candidate to address the frosting problem. The surfaces are prepared in two variants, one as-is and one oil-infused; a performance comparison is carried out between the two.
Issue Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: thesis
Rights Information: Copyright 2015 Domenico Tortorella
Date Available in INDIGO: 2017-10-22
Date Deposited: 2015-08

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