Slippery Coatings to Promote Energy Conversion
Project Innovation + Advantages:
If successful, Adaptive Surface Technologies’ slippery, liquid-based, self-repairing coatings would benefit a number of applications that would result in energy savings and increased efficiencies in various energy-intensive applications. An illustrative example is the application of the coating to pipelines, with impacts detailed below.
Improving the energy efficiency in fluid transport processes can help the U.S. maintain its technological leadership in the liquid transportation market that currently is greater than $10 billion.