Applied Surface Science, Vol.444, 757-762, 2018
Steady anti-icing coatings on weathering steel fabricated by HVOF spraying
Super-hydrophobic surface has attracted much attention over the years due to their unique wettability and excellent performances like highly hydrophobic, ice-phobic, etc. A fast and straightforward fabrication method in this work was proposed to prepare super-hydrophobic coating on weathering steel substrate by high velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) spraying, which aimed to delay the beginning freezing time, decrease the ice accumulation amount and reduce the adhesion of ice. The resulting showed that the contact angle of the coatings was about 154.3 +/- 3.0 degrees, and the sliding angle was about 4.1 +/- 0.1 degrees. Moreover, compared with steel substrate, as-prepared super-hydrophobic coatings exhibit memorable promotion in reducing icing weight and repelling ice. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.