Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.346, 94-103, 2018
Modifier-free fabrication of durable and multifunctional superhydrophobic paper with thermostability and anti-microbial property
The superhydrophobic paper containing CMC, HAP and ZnO was prepared by a novel and facile method with eco-environmental and modifier-free process. The superhydrophobic property is effectively controlled by different amount of ZnO, which might be effect of surface roughness of the paper. Except for the common performances, such as self-cleaning property, chemical durability and mechanical abrasion durability, the excellent thermal stability and anti-bacterial properties will dramatically extend the practical applications of the paper. In addition, such paper still maintains its superhydrophobicity after flammable oil adsorption-combustion, further validating its excellent fire-resistant property. The combination of superhydrophobicity and flame retardancy can largely enhance the durability of the paper. These characteristics make the multifunctional paper a better candidate than the commercial paper, which may be a breakthrough in paper-making industries.