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IIT-Hyderabad develops waterproofing material using fly ash

Hyderabad | India

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad have developed a cheap waterproofing material by coating fly ash, a waste by-product from coal-based thermal power plants, with stearic acid, which is a surfactant. While fly ash is extremely water-loving (hydrophilic), it turns into a highly water-repelling surface once coated with stearic acid.


The Hindu | Last Updated : 24-Aug-19

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