Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 340–354

A new approach for optimization of electrospun nanofiber formation process

  • Mohammad Ziabari
  • Vahid Mottaghitalab
  • Akbar Khodaparast Haghi
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11814-009-0309-1

Cite this article as:
Ziabari, M., Mottaghitalab, V. & Haghi, A.K. Korean J. Chem. Eng. (2010) 27: 340. doi:10.1007/s11814-009-0309-1

Abstract

Precise control of fiber diameter during electrospinning is very crucial for many applications. A systematic and quantitative study on the effects of processing variables enables us to control the properties of electrospun nanofibers. In this contribution, response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to quantitatively investigate the simultaneous effects of four of the most important parameters, namely solution concentration (C), spinning distance (d), applied voltage (V) and volume flow rate (Q), on mean fiber diameter (MFD) as well as standard deviation of fiber diameter (StdFD) in electrospinning of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofibers.

Key words

Electrospinning Nanofibers Fiber Diameter Processing Variables Response Surface Methodology 

Copyright information

© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Seoul, Korea 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ziabari
    • 1
  • Vahid Mottaghitalab
    • 1
  • Akbar Khodaparast Haghi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GuilanRashtIran