Self-Cleaning of Surfaces and Water Droplet Mobility deals with the self-cleaning of hydrophobic surfaces. Chapters cover the basics of wetting states of fluids and surface characteristics in terms of texture topology and free energy. The self-cleaning aspects of surfaces, such as various synthesizing and fabrication processes are then introduced and discussed, along with environmental dust properties, including elemental compositions, particle sizes and shapes, and their chemo-mechanics characteristics. In addition, mud formation in humid air, as well as ambient and dry mud adhesion on optically transparent surfaces is explored, as is water droplet dynamics on hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, amongst other topics.
The book fills the gap between the physical fundamentals of surface energy and texture characteristics for practical applications of surface cleaning and provides a basic understanding of the self-cleaning of surfaces that will be idea for academics, researchers and students.
- Showcases the fundamental aspects of the self-cleaning of surfaces
- Includes practical applications in energy and other sectors
- Contains a review of the characterization of environmental dust on hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces
- Discusses the fabrication and optimization of surfaces towards self-cleaning
- Presents practical applications of the self-cleaning of surfaces via water droplet mobility
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1. Introduction 2. Wetting Characteristics of Surfaces 3. Surfaces for Self-Cleaning 4. Environmental Dust on Surfaces 5. Water Droplet Dynamics and Heat Transfer 6. Dust Effects on Surfaces in Humid Environment and Applications 7. Application of Water Droplet for Self-Cleaning of Surfaces 8. Concluding Remarks
Bekir Sami Yilbas obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University in UK in 1982. He worked and affiliated with various universities. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He has published over 800 papers in international journals and presented over 100 papers in conferences. He served editorial board member of many international journals. Currently, he is a subject editor of Arabian Journal of Engineering and Sciences and the regional editor of Lasers in Engineering Journal. He received many awards over the years due to his scientific achievements. Some of these include President of India's Prize for 1988, the best researcher awards from KFUPM (1997, 2002, 2007), Silver Jubilee Medal for the outstanding achievements in Materials and Manufacturing 2005 by Silesian University of Technology, Poland, Doctor of Engineering Degree from Birmingham University (2005), Donald Julius Groen Prize for 2007 from by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Manufacturing Industries Division, UK, Professor W. Johson International Gold Medal for 2008 by awarded by the Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies Steering Committee. Professor Fryderyk Staub Golden Owl Award by World Academy of Metals, and Almarai's Distinguished Scholar Prize, awarded by King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He contributed to teaching and training of many graduate students in Mechanical Engineering and related fields.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Sharafi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is presently a Post Doctorate Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
Dr. Haider Ali received his Ph.D. from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, where he is now serving as a Post Doctorate Fellow. He is co-author of the book, Heat Transport in Micro and Nanoscale Thin Films.