CHAPTER 6. Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622384
Title:
CHAPTER 6. Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection
Authors:
Zhang, Lianbin ( 0000-0002-8548-1506 ) ; Wang, Peng ( 0000-0003-0856-0865 )
Abstract:
Water scarcity is a severe problem in semi-arid desert regions, land-scarce countries and in countries with high levels of economic activity. In these regions, the collection of atmospheric water - for example, fog - is recognized as an important method of providing water. In nature, through millions of year evolution, some animals and plants in many of the arid regions have developed unique and highly efficient systems with delicate microstructures and composition for the purpose of fog collection to survive the harsh conditions. With the unique ability of fog collection, these creatures could readily cope with insufficient access to fresh water or lack of precipitation. These natural examples have inspired the design and fabrication of artificial fog collection materials and devices. In this chapter, we will first introduce some natural examples for their unique fog collection capability, and then give some examples of the bioinspired materials and devices that are fabricated artificially to mimic these natural creatures for the purpose of fog collection. We believe that the biomimetic strategy is one of the most promising routes for the design and fabrication of functional materials and devices for the solution of the global water crisis.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Zhang L, Wang P (n.d.) CHAPTER 6. Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection. Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications: 165–184. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781782622192-00165.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications
Issue Date:
23-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1039/9781782622192-00165
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
2046-0074
Appears in Collections:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Book Chapters; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Lianbinen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Pengen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T09:28:27Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-02T09:28:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-23en
dc.identifier.citationZhang L, Wang P (n.d.) CHAPTER 6. Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection. Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications: 165–184. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781782622192-00165.en
dc.identifier.issn2046-0074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/9781782622192-00165en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622384-
dc.description.abstractWater scarcity is a severe problem in semi-arid desert regions, land-scarce countries and in countries with high levels of economic activity. In these regions, the collection of atmospheric water - for example, fog - is recognized as an important method of providing water. In nature, through millions of year evolution, some animals and plants in many of the arid regions have developed unique and highly efficient systems with delicate microstructures and composition for the purpose of fog collection to survive the harsh conditions. With the unique ability of fog collection, these creatures could readily cope with insufficient access to fresh water or lack of precipitation. These natural examples have inspired the design and fabrication of artificial fog collection materials and devices. In this chapter, we will first introduce some natural examples for their unique fog collection capability, and then give some examples of the bioinspired materials and devices that are fabricated artificially to mimic these natural creatures for the purpose of fog collection. We believe that the biomimetic strategy is one of the most promising routes for the design and fabrication of functional materials and devices for the solution of the global water crisis.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.titleCHAPTER 6. Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collectionen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalSmart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applicationsen
kaust.authorZhang, Lianbinen
kaust.authorWang, Pengen
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