This technology is a bi-layer multifunctional coating that prevents the build up of ice layers on the surface of a material. The layer senses when icing is beginning and triggers a release of deicing chemicals.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Concept
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Potential Applications
Commercial & Military Aircraft
Off-Shore Oil Platforms
Phase Change Enhancement
Benefits and Advantages
Durable – Much longer lifespan than current commercial coatings.
Less expensive than nanostructured or lubricant-impregnated surfaces.
Saves on the cost of antifreeze.
Effective – Antifreeze does not get diluted by water.
Efficient – Optimal amount of antifreeze is used at a time.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 54M / 54T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES