A novel method to analyze the moisture liberation of textile fabrics

Li, Wenbin and Xu, Weilin and Cui, Weigang and Wang, Xin (2008) A novel method to analyze the moisture liberation of textile fabrics. Fibers and Polymers, 9 (3). pp. 312-316. ISSN 1229-9197


In this paper, a purpose-built apparatus was used to analyze the moisture liberation of textile fabrics. Fabrics were wetted and placed in an air-conditioned room to test the variation of weight and surface temperature during the process of moisture liberation. Effects of textile materials and fabric structures on the velocities of moisture liberation of fabrics were analyzed; the temperature variation and its relationship with moisture regains of fabrics in the moisture liberation were also studied. Moisture liberation velocities of polyester and silk fabrics are much higher than that of wool and cotton fabrics. For the same textile materials, knitted fabrics absorbed more water and thus took longer time to liberate the water. The surface temperature of fabrics showed three stages during moisture liberation. With the decrease of moisture regain, fabric temperature decreased gradually and jumped quickly to ambient temperature. In this way we could evaluate the moisture desorption of fabrics and develop quick-drying fabrics with improved moisture and thermal properties.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 04:51
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: moisture liberation; moisture regain; temperature; theoretical analysis
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030307 Theory and Design of Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
03 Chemical Sciences > 0399 Other Chemical Sciences > 039903 Industrial Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s12221-008-0050-0
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25479

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