Chinese Journal of Applied Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (1): 154-176.DOI: 10.19894/j.issn.1000-0518.210491

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Recent Developments of Biomimetic Superwetting Materials for High Efficiency Water Collection

ZHOU Hui1,2,GUO Zhi-Guang1,2()   

  1. 1.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for the Green Preparation and Application of Functional Materials,Hubei University,Wuhan 430000,China
    2.State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication,Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Lanzhou 730000,China
  • Received:2021-10-03 Accepted:2021-11-05 Published:2022-01-01 Online:2022-01-10
  • Contact: Zhi-Guang GUO
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    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51735013)


It is an important way to alleviate the crisis of water shortage via effective fog harvesting. In recent years, various biomimetic superwetting materials that can be used for water collection have received widespread attention. Moreover, it can provide guidance for the design and construction of multifunctional biomimetic superwetting materials by further studying the dynamic transportation behavior of droplets in the process of fog collection. In this article, the typical fog harvesting phenomena in nature are systematically summarized. Next, the dynamic transport behavior of droplets on the surface of different materials is further classified. Moreover, the research progress of biomimetic superwetting materials in the application of water collection has been fully discussed from different perspectives. Finally, the research and development of biomimetic superwetting materials that can be used for high-efficiency water collection are prospected.

Key words: Biomimetic, Superwetting, Droplet transportation, Fog harvesting

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