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SUPERHYDROPHOBIC SPONGE AS AN EFFICIENT OIL ABSORBENT MATERIAL FOR OIL SPILL CLEANUP APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20170036190
A1
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This disclosure describes hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic compositions, such as sponges, that also are oleophilic or super-oleophilic with superior recyclability, good mechanical strength, low cost, and manufacture scalability. The hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic compositions include the reaction product of at least a substrate having a reacting group which reacts with a silane and an alkylsilane or a fluoroalkylsilane having an alkyl group comprised of a hydrocarbon, an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or a fluorohydrocarbon of 1 to about 30 carbon atoms.
PHAM, VIET HUNG (WARD 10, VN), DICKERSON, JAMES HENRY (PROVIDENCE, RI)
BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (UPTON NY)
15/ 304,021
April 15, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.