The proposed technology could find direct use in NASA's space habitats for long human missions, in microgravity, and on planetary surfaces, by forming an easy cleaning surface on a wide range of substrates, including both rigid and flexible materials. The super-omniphobic antimicrobial coatings can grant not only excellent water repellency and oil resistance, but also active self-cleaning performance and bacteria resistance, thus they can be used as high protective surfaces. A special cleaning pad optimizes the use of limited resources.
In addition to the significant NASA's needs, the demand for easy-cleaning or self-cleaning surfaces are widely needed for high protective clothing, functional outdoor clothing, window glass, bath and kitchen surfaces, medical devices, sensors, and electronic components, etc. Wide usage of the proposed technology would result in significantly improved safety, comfortableness and reduce energy and resources needed for cleaning and launderings. Thus any common carriers, such as airlines, taxis and public transportation, would benefit greatly. The NASA/military will benefit from the dual use nature of this technology.