Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 1107–1112 | Cite as

Nanofiber deposition by electroblowing of PVA (polyvinyl alcohol)

  • Chang Suk Kong
  • Wan Suk Yoo
  • Kui Young Lee
  • Han Seong KimEmail author


Electrospinning provides a relatively versatile method of creating a variety of ultrathin nanofibers. One of the well known problems in electrospinning is low productivity. To increase the inherently low productivity in electrospinning, an assembly of multi-needles has been widely introduced. This process may be enhanced by introducing the electroblowing process that combines air blowing and electrospinning. In this study, the effect of electroblowing on web deposition was explored via the simultaneous and separate application of two forces: an electrostatic force and an air blowing-induced shear force, which are adjusted by the applied voltage and the air blowing pressure, respectively. The image filtering technology was used to evaluate the web deposition. The application of the shear force significantly affected the web deposition, especially at low voltage.


Shear Force Electrostatic Force Deposition Amount Nanofiber Diameter Pass Criterion 



This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (NO. R01-2008-000-20373-0).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang Suk Kong
    • 1
  • Wan Suk Yoo
    • 2
  • Kui Young Lee
    • 3
  • Han Seong Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Marine Biopress Research CenterPukyong National UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Organic Material Science and EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea

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