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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(10); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021018.

Bio-Inspired Surfaces for Fouling Resistance


Yingfei Huang1, Zehua Wang2, Tom Chen3

Corresponding Author:
Yingfei Huang

1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, Nsw, Australia

2 The University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX, UK Email: [email protected]

3 Ykpao School, Shanghai City, 200000, China


Each type of fouling, including marine fouling, biofouling, ice fouling, clathrate fouling, inorganic scaling, dust fouling, paraffin formation, and polymers fouling and how these types of fouling formed also described in this article. The current developed anti-fouling methods, for example, chemical control, physical cleaning, coatings, and biocides. After reviewing the necessary background of fouling and methodology against it, this article also explains the theory and reasoning under the phenomenon with young’s equation, Wenzel model, Cassie & Baxley model, roughness, hydrophobicity, and hydrophilicity. Moreover, the phenomena of nature anti-fouling surface are illustrated, then the properties of different types of anti-fouling are summarized. Methods against biofouling under specific biomedical condition are discussed. Lastly, this report is going to evaluate different ways of anti-fouling to help other researchers to study the previous study under the topic of ”bio-inspired surfaces for fouling resistance“.


Bio-inspired surface, Fouling, Biofouling, Antifouling, Medical biofouling resistance

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Yingfei Huang, Zehua Wang, Tom Chen. Bio-Inspired Surfaces for Fouling Resistance. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 10: 79-98. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021018.


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