Use of airflow to improve the nanofibrous structure and quality of nanofibers from needleless electrospinning

Wang, Xin and Lin, Tong and Wang, Xungai (2015) Use of airflow to improve the nanofibrous structure and quality of nanofibers from needleless electrospinning. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 45 (2). pp. 310-320. ISSN 1528-0837

Abstract

Mass production of nanofibers from needleless electrospinning shows great potential in research and development of nanofibers. However, how to improve the electrospinning performance so as to achieve high quality nanofibers is still of great challenge. In this study, airflow has been applied to optimize upward needleless electrospinning from ring spinneret. Effects of airflow speed and the position of airflow on the nanofiber quality
and production rate have been investigated. It has been found that thinner and more uniform nanofibers were produced when airflow was applied to needleless electrospinning system. It also improved the collected nonwoven membrane, resulting in better nanofibrous structure of the as-spun nanofibers. Application of airflow on needleless electrospinning would further benefit the development of mass production of nanofibers from needleless electrospinning.


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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: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 05:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: airflow; needleless electrospinning; nanofibers; fiber quality
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1528083714537100
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25518

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