Superhydrophobic ceramics from surface modification




Sustainability; Ceramics; Self-cleaning; Super-hydrophobic.


Superhydrophobic coatings attract attention due to their wide applications. However, most chemical substances and components used for their manufacture are generally harmful to the environment and have a high cost, which makes their application difficult. The purpose of this research is to develop super-hydrophobic coatings for ceramic substrates, prioritizing the use of eco-efficient materials. The ceramic substrate used in this study was the fired tile without vitrification, because it has a rough surface suitable for the deposition of the obtained coatings. The manufacture of super-hydrophobic coatings was made using sustainable and low-cost materials, which makes their use viable.

Author Biography

Eliane Ayres, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais

Graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1979),
Master's (2002) and PhD (2006) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the
Federal University of Minas Gerais in the area of ​​polymers.
She has experience in the chemical industry where she worked as a researcher in a research laboratory
and development in the area of ​​acrylic polymer synthesis (emulsion, solution and suspension)
and polyurethanes (1979-1990). She was a Technological and Industrial Development (DTI) Scholar
(2007-2008) in the laboratory of polymers and compounds of the UFMG. Since 2009 she is a teacher
of higher education level VII-C of the University of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG) in
department of production systems (DESP) and permanent teacher of the
strictu sensu post-graduation in design (PPGD) at UEMG. Member of the evaluation chamber
of architecture and engineering at FAPEMIG Supervises master's and doctoral research
in the area of ​​Technology, Materials and Ergonomics. She guided the XXVI winning project
Young Scientist Award and project awarded an honorable mention in the MERCOSUR award
of Science and Technology in 2015. She is a permanent professor and member of the collegiate
postgraduate degree in material engineering at REDEMAT
(Thematic Network in Materials Engineering UFOP-UEMG)


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How to Cite

SANTOS, L. C. G. de S. .; AYRES, E. . Superhydrophobic ceramics from surface modification. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 15, p. e435111537195, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i15.37195. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 feb. 2023.