Hydrophobic

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Hydrophobic

Describing any substance that repels water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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Cell surface hydrophobicity was determined by bacterial adherence to the hydrocarbon as described by Rosenberg et al.
The surface structure as well as hydrophobicity was directly provided by vinyl-Si[O.
Generally, literature shows that the triiluoromethyl group, aromatic rings connected by one methyl group, and also (-0--) linkages between two aromatic rings determine an increase of hydrophobicity (41).
After the research on the surface of the animals and plants, scientists found the phenomenon of self-clean function because of forming the hydrophobicity surface is very common in nature, and one of the most typical is lotus leaf as a representative of the plant leaves (Barthlott W et al.
The hydrophobicity of the aluminum and paperboard decreased after the treatments, suggesting some structural changes may have occurred in these materials, while contact angles did not change significantly on LDPE and HDPE.
The commonly acknowledged paradigm that hydrophobicity is responsible for greater runoff and erosion after fires (Robichaud 2000), while accurate in some locales, has not always been verified (Doerr and Moody 2004).
Generally, in flotation cleaning of solid fossil fuels the native floatability or hydrophobicity of the fuel is utilized and the cleaned portion is obtained as a froth product.
The text provides a toolkit of proven methods, with chapters on in silico methods for prediction of membranes protein hydrophobicity and topology; extraction and purification of plant, prokaryotic, and mammalian membrane proteins; separation of membrane proteins; and identification and quantification techniques.
In addition to its intrinsic hydrophobicity, the system has good mechanical and dielectric properties with high tracking resistance and good thermal shock resistance.