Special Issue "Anti-Icing Coatings and Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: superhydrophobic coatings and surface modification for reduction of ice adhesion, drag rduction, bio-fouling as well as medical applications; energy materials
Interests: surface treatment (physical and chemical methods) and coatings in adhesion science
The strong adhesion of ice to almost all kinds of surfaces is an overwhelming problem in cold countries. Common examples include: scraping off ice from car windshields, skidding on icy roads, power outages due to icing on electrical cables and insulators, icing on aircraft wings and wind mills, etc. Although investigations around the world have been carried out for decades, so as to find a solution to this problem of ice adhesion, literature is relatively scarce in this field.
This Special Issue provides a forum for the basic aspects, theories, and mechanisms of adhesion and surface science in general, and deals with applications in all areas of technology. Thus, the objective here is to offer to our readers a unique Special Issue exposing the state of the art regarding ice adhesion.
Prof. D. K. Sarkar
Dr. N. Saleema
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- coatings/surfaces with reduced ice adhesion
- anti-icing coatings and surfaces
- super hydrophobic surfaces with reduced ice adhesion
- frost growth on surfaces/coatings
- bio-inspired coatings for anti-icing applications
- nanostructured surfaces against icing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Karekin Esmerian et al.
Abstract: The severe environmental conditions in winter seasons and/or cold climate regions cause many inconveniences in our routine daily-life, related to blocked road infrastructure, interrupted overhead telecommunication, internet and high-voltage power lines or cancelled flights due to excessive ice and snow accumulation. With the tremendous and nature-inspired development of physical, chemical and engineering sciences in the last few decades, novel strategies for passively combating the atmospheric and condensation icing have been put forward. The primary objective of this review is to reveal comprehensively the major physical mechanisms regulating the ice accretion on solid surfaces and summarize the most important scientific breakthroughs in the field of anti-icing coatings. Following this framework, the present article introduces the most relevant concepts used to understand the incipiency of ice nuclei at solid surfaces and the pathways of water freezing, considers the criteria that a given material has to meet in order to be labelled as icephobic and clarifies the modus operandi of superhydrophobic coatings for passive icing protection. Finally, the limitations of existing superhydrophobic/icephobic materials, various possibilities for their unconventional practical applicability and some novel hybrid anti-icing systems are discussed in detail.
Title: Comparative laboratory characterization of super-hydrophobic and slippery anti-ice coatings for prospective overhead power lines applications
Authors: M. Balordi, A. Cammi, C. Chemelli, G. Santucci De Magistris
Abstract: Overhead power lines located in cold regions are threatened by ice and snow accretion that can cause severe components and structures damages and black-outs. Anti-ice coatings could mitigate the occurrence of failures, provided that coatings meet appropriate functionalities, applicability and durability properties and the specific requirements of application on electric conductors and guard wires.
In this work a super-hydrophobic (SHP) and a slippery surfaces are prepared on aluminum and compared. The SHP was obtained applying a fluorinated siloxane (FAS) on a hierarchical substrate, while the slippery sample was made by coating a nanostructured substrate with a oligomeric short chain alkylfunctional silane.
The coatings are characterized in laboratory in terms of static and dynamic contact angles, both at room and low temperatures. Ice adhesion is determined by shear stress measurements. Hydrophobic properties are tested in acid, basic and corrosive environment while the durability of anti-ice behaviour is assessed by repeated shear stress tests.
Results are discussed in terms of ice adhesion reduction efficacy, durability and environmental compatibility, aiming at evaluating the applicability on overhead power lines components.