Low-energy water transmission in pipe lines by hydrophobic coatings

Started: October 2015

Supervisors: Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk; Professor Chris Cheeseman; Dr Michael Templeton

Description of Research

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.