Hydrophilic

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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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The contact angles of drops formed on the surface of microscope slides were used to further assess surface characteristics, (12) with smaller contact angles indicating greater hydrophilicity and larger contact angles indicating greater hydrophobicity (Figure 2).
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of SSC on the hydrophilicity, the air-side heat transfer, and pressure drop performance of finned-tube heat exchangers with hydrophilic coating.
In our chips, the length of time that the pressure needs to be applied is small and once stops are broken, the overall hydrophilicity of the chip continues the flow.
The structure of resultant membrane was observed by electron microscopy, the hydrophilicity was tested by the contact angle measurements.
Our product line includes silane, silicone and metal-organic molecules for: adhesion promotion and crosslinking; improved chemical resistance and corrosion protection; controlling hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity and oleophobicity; rheological aids (improved processing, dispersion, flow).
Therefore, to improve the hydrophilicity of polyester without affecting its bulk properties, a lot of studies have been performed on the laser treatment for improving surface properties (Kan, 2007); The laser irradiation of highly absorbing polymers such as polyester can generate characteristic modifications of the surface morphology (Bahners et al, 1990).
On the basis of the published genome sequence of the SARS coronavirus, we downloaded structural proteins S, M, and N into the ProtScale program at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics to analyze the physical characteristics of the proteins, such as hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, accessible residues, buried residues, molecular mass, and pl values.
Thin films of polyethylene and polypropylene were surface modified using liquid-phase sulfonation, a subset of these were then treated with polylysine adsorption to create surfaces with varying degrees of hydrophilicity.
Other benefits include: superior liquid flow rates; extended on-stream life; high protein transmission; and inherent hydrophilicity for minimal extractables.
Since the whey protein coating increased the hydrophilicity of the coated paper and smoothed the surface, the technique may increase printability of the coated paper when using water-based ink.