E3S Web Conf.
Volume 289, 2021International Conference of Young Scientists “Energy Systems Research 2021”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Thermodynamics and Fuel Conversion|
|Published online||13 July 2021|
Imparting hydrophobic functionalities to copper surface using laser ablation and water emulsion of surfactants
National research university «MPEI», Moscow, Russia
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Wettability is one of the main characteristics of a surface and reflects the ability of a liquid to flow over a solid surface. Using hydrophobic functional surfaces in evaporator and condenser of heating plants to intensify heat exchange processes will increase efficiency and, consequently, reduce the metal consumption and weight-size parameters of this equipment. This will result in reduced energy consumption and lower production and operating costs. This paper presents an analysis of methods for creating hydrophobic surfaces. The fabrication of hydrophobic copper surface of experimental samples by creating multimodal relief in form of 50 µm grid by laser ablation process and subsequent reduction of surface energy of material using water emulsion of octadecylamine is grounded and described. The fluence was varied from 5 to 900 J/cm2 when modifying the surface using laser station. The dependence of the effect of laser fluence on water contact angle value is presented. Following the study, the optimum laser irradiation parameters for the surface of experimental samples were determined, at which the maximum value of water contact angle of 146.61° and the minimum value of roll-off angle of 13.5° were obtained.
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