Encyclopedia of Membranes

2016 Edition
| Editors: Enrico Drioli, Lidietta Giorno

Fouling Release

  • Zhongyi Jiang
  • Xueting Zhao
  • Jinming Peng
  • Yanlei Su
  • Hong Wu
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44324-8_1282

Fouling release is one of the general strategies to achieve desired non-fouling surfaces. Any surface immersed in a specific aqueous system (wastewater, seawater, tap water, etc.) is subjected to the undesirable settlement and nonspecific adsorption of biomolecules (e.g., protein and polysaccharide), natural organic matter, hydrocarbon, and microorganism (e.g., bacteria, algae, and mollusks), known as fouling. Non-fouling surfaces to resist different foultants are vital in a wide range of applications including chemical separation and purification, drug delivery systems, biomaterials, biosensors, and marine coatings. The concept of fouling release initially comes from marine non-biocidal coating. Fouling release refers to the feature that the attached and adhering foulants are more easily removed from the depositing surfaces at low hydrodynamic shear forces due to the weakened interfacial bond between the synthetic surface and different foultants, promoting adhesive failure. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongyi Jiang
    • 1
  • Xueting Zhao
    • 1
  • Jinming Peng
    • 2
  • Yanlei Su
    • 1
  • Hong Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityNankai, TianjinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina