Highly efficient fog collection unit by integrating artificial spider silks

Hua Dong, Yongmei Zheng, Nü Wang, Hao Bai, Li Wang, Jing Wu, Yong Zhao, Lei Jiang

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Abstract

A highly efficient fog collection unit is fabricated by integrating artificial spider silks. The fog collection efficiency of this unit increases first and then decreases after reaching a summit with the increase of the angles between adjacent artificial spider silks. Compared with similar units consisting of smooth fibers, this unit has a much higher fog collection efficiency, especially when the air is not very humid.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1500831
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • fog collection
  • microfibers
  • spider silk
  • surface tension
  • wettability

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