Refining Community Logo

Petcoke Dust Problems – Check Out NASA new Material design

Home Forums Coking News: DCU, Upgrader 1.Coker (registered users only) Petcoke Dust Problems – Check Out NASA new Material design

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  basil parmesan 11 years, 2 months ago.

  • Author
  • #2041

    basil parmesan

    Refinery Coke Handlers dealing with coke dust problems : coating Nomex clothing/sticking to equipment surface &control room ect.  Seems NASA has patent on material from nature that can repel dust – seems the moon dust caused lot more problems than they shared – tore up materials/equipment/filters/space suits. (There isnt anything to smooth sharp surface of dust particles.)
    I saw Sicence magazine in library that Nasa just came up with new design material patterned off Lotus leaf (has surface texture naturally repels water & dust). Lotus leaf acts like surface is plastic coated – but has micro extensions that hold material above surface until rain/water washes it off (also held above surface).
    NASA Article/Material Link:
    Really cool – too bad the Chinese will probably get benefit of it since they are running ahead with their Space/Moon program (stealing all Tech stuff from US thru hacking Pentagon – read new book out about it “Death by China”)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Refining Community