Abstract

The antifouling coating is a composite material consisting of fluorinated electroactive bipolymers and magnetic particles. This composite material is coated on a solid surface to make a smooth durable grassy coating. The coating generates electrical current when an electrolytic liquid flows over it, which prevents bacterial cells from attaching to the surface. It prevents virus and protein attachment. It also prevents chemical corrosion of a surface. The composite material itself, and the antifouling method that uses fluoride compounds and electrical current that is generated by the fluid flow are disclosed for a patent. The composite material can be applied to medical devices, biomedical devices, industrial equipment, ship's hulls, food processing equipment, food processors, drinking water distribution systems, and home electrical appliances.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

H01B1/20; C09D5/23; A61L2/03; C09D5/16; C09D5/24; C09D7/12

Secondary Class

C08K3/22

Application Number

14/291795

Filing Date

5-30-2014

Patent Number

US9675717

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

6-13-2017

Patent Country

United States

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Digital Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Rights

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