Air permeability and moisture management properties of electrospun nanofiber Membranes

Kadam, V, Jadhav, A, Nayak, R, Wang, L and Padhye, R 2016, 'Air permeability and moisture management properties of electrospun nanofiber Membranes', Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 167-176.

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Title Air permeability and moisture management properties of electrospun nanofiber Membranes
Author(s) Kadam, V
Jadhav, A
Nayak, R
Wang, L
Padhye, R
Year 2016
Journal name Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 167
End page 176
Total pages 10
Publisher Binary Information Press
Abstract Recently, electrospun nanofiber membranes (ENMs) have been received an increased attention in personal protective clothing owing to their excellent filtration efficiency and low basis weight as filtering materials. However, high resistance to air flow is a major drawback of ENMs which in turn effect on comfort. In addition, comfort properties such as moisture management of ENMs need to be evaluated for practical applications. It is argued that air permeability and moisture management influenced by selection of electrospinning process parameters. This research studied the effect of collector speed and deposition time on the air permeability of ENMs. Polyacrylonitrile nanofibers that had the diameter in the range of 291-877 nm were fabricated. The deposition time significantly influenced air permeability, unlike collector speed. Hence a short deposition time is desirable. A good correlation was found between the theoretical porosity and experimental air permeability of ENM. Furthermore, it was found that moisture management properties of ENM require improvements for personal protective clothing.
Subject Textile and Fashion Design
Keyword(s) Electrospinning
Air Permeability
Moisture Management
Nanofiber Membrane
DOI - identifier 10.3993/jfbim00243
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