Low energy water transmission in pipelines by hydrophobic coatings

Started: October 2015
Supervisor(s): van Reeuwijk, M., Cheeseman, C.Tempelton, M.
As part of the
CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Project Description

Superhydrophobic materials have been used for many purposes: from 'water-proof' sprays applied to clothing to the paint on vessels, intended to reduce drag and hence the energy required for transportation. This PhD research aims to modify and assess the use of eco-friendly superhydrophobic materials produced at Imperial College to be used inside water pipes, for reducing friction and the energy of water transport.

Liliane Auwerter

Liliane AuwerterPhD Candidate - Fluid Mechanics 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ 
l.auwerter15@imperial.ac.uk