Grafted membranes and substrates having surfaces with switchable superoleophilicity and superoleophobicity and applications thereof

Type
Patent

Patent Status
Granted Patent

Authors
Zhang, Lianbin
Wang, Peng

Assignee
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

KAUST Department
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Environmental Science and Engineering Program

Date
2013-10-10

Submitted Date
2012-09-27

Abstract
Disclosed herein are surface-modified membranes and other surface-modified substrates exhibiting switchable oleophobicity and oleophilicity in aqueous media. These membranes and substrates may be used for variety of applications, including controllable oil/water separation processes, oil spill cleanup, and oil/water purification. Also provided are the making and processing of such surface-modified membranes and other surface-modified substrates.

Patent Number
US9708199B2

Application Number
US 20130264287 A1

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