The Role of Synthetic Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Construction Materials
Received Date: June 26, 2020; Published Date: July 17, 2020
The bio-inspired superhydrophobic surfaces have the capability to repel the water and this characteristic has great significance in industries. Superhydrophobic surfaces are playing a vital role in the variety of applications in different fields due to their chemical and physical properties. In this paper, the role of synthetic superhydrophobic surfaces in construction materials was discussed in detail. The fabrication techniques of superhydrophobic surfaces, their properties, and their applications were also reviewed. There are a lot of construction materials that are used in buildings, roads, railways, airports, bridges, dams, and water tanks. Many researchers have fabricated superhydrophobic coatings on different concrete surfaces and they found it very helpful to overcome the problems. This review article presented the three major problems and their solutions in construction materials which are waterproofing, anticorrosion, and anti-icing. In the meantime, the future perspective was also mentioned.
Keywords: Superhydrophobic surfaces; Construction materials; Waterproofing; Anticorrosion; Anti-icing