Oil/Water Separation Performances of Superhydrophobic and Superoleophilic Sponges
2014-11-11T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Superhydrophobic and superoleophilic sponges were fabricated by immersion in an ethanol solution of octadecyltrichlorosilane. The resulting coating strongly adheres to the sponges after curing at 45 °C for 24 h. Absorption capacities of 42–68 times the polymerized octadecylsiloxane sponge weight were obtained for toluene, light petroleum, and methylsilicone oil. These adsorption capacities were maintained after 50 cycles.