Sticky Business: A review on Surface Aspects of Fouling Mitigation
There have been a number of recent studies searching for ways to avoid or reduce fouling. One modern strategy is the development of surface treatment technology that produces less sticky or less fouling-prone surfaces. Various surface treatments involve modifying surface energy or surface roughness or both in some cases. The generated surfaces are also known as modified surfaces. This work summarizes a general overview of surface modification and provides practical aspects in using modified surfaces in order for the purpose of fouling mitigation.