Revealing of water surface pollution with liquid marbles

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Floating of "liquid marbles" on the surface of water contaminated with organic compounds was studied. Marbles were obtained with spreading of hydrophobic polyvinylidene fluoride particles on the surface of water droplets. Marbles floated stably on the water surface, whereas they were destroyed on the water surfaces contaminated with silicon oil and kerosene. Limiting conditions of floating were studied experimentally with the water/alcohol mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6429-6431
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2009


  • Hydrophobic particles
  • Liquid marbles
  • Liquid surface
  • Non-stick surfaces
  • Surface tension
  • Water pollution


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