Superoleophilic and under-oil superhydrophobic organogel coatings for oil and water separation

Hor Yian Lai, Al de Leon, Katrina Pangilinan, Rigoberto Advincula*

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    The development of an effective and mechanically robust organogel coating that is both superoleophilic and under-oil superhydrophobic is presented. The organogel was shown to absorb and retain oil, and as a consequence render the surface superhydrophobic. The coating showed high repellence against water while letting oil pass through without the need to apply pressure. Utilization of the coating in oil and water separation was investigated and exhibited ≥ 99% separation efficiency for a wide variety of commercial oil. The coating was also shown to be mechanically robust and can withstand shear tests of different strengths and duration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)122-129
    Number of pages8
    JournalProgress in Organic Coatings
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1


    • Absorbance
    • Coating
    • Flow
    • Intrusion pressure
    • IR Spectrum
    • Mesh
    • Oil and water
    • Organogel
    • Separation
    • Superhydrophobic
    • Superoleophilic
    • Thin film

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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