Dual Funktional Antireflective Coatings with Additional Photocatalytic Effect

The formation of ice is particularly critical for aircrafts and, for this reason, there are systems preventing its formation or favouring the melting, which were developed to prevent or reduce its formation in structures. Most of these technologies require a continuous contribution of hot air, chemical products, electricity or the use of inflatable membranes breaking the ice on the leading edge of wings. However, there is a more attractive solution, the modification of the structure's surface to reduce or eliminate the formation of ice, which could be used in combination with conventional methods, thus mitigating the weight and energy requirements they involve.In order to meeting the target, innovative solutions based on the use of controlled-size nanosilica, perfluoroalkyl silanes, fluoropolymers and other derivatives to improve the coating's hydrophobicity and roughness. Likewise, synthesis procedures for nanomaterials and polymers have been developed, which can be used for anti-icing applications in sectors such as the aeronautics, nautical, energy and construction sector, among others. This strategy has been developed among the project HELADA and INTA, AIN, AIMPLAS and the University of Navarra have taken part, in active collaboration with BOEING and NTS.
Duration: 28:16
Speaker: Dr. M. H. Jilavi
Company: New Ideas. New Materials.
Conference: FutureDialogue-Amsterdam-2018
Location: Amsterdam
Date: 22.11.2018