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Review: the characterization of electrospun nanofibrous liquid filtration membranes

Abstract

Electrospun nanofibrous membranes (ENMs) are used in a variety of applications, including sensors, tissue engineering, air filtration, energy, and reinforcement in composite materials. Recently, they have gained an interest in the field of liquid filtration. The membranes, surface, bulk, and overall architecture play an important role in the filtration properties and hence the right characterization technique needs to be established, which will pave the way for future developments in the field of filtration. In this article, we have reviewed the recent advances in ENMs for liquid separation application.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Environment and Water Industry (EWI) Development Council (Govt. of Singapore), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Ministry of Environment, Ontario, Canada.

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Kaur, S., Sundarrajan, S., Rana, D. et al. Review: the characterization of electrospun nanofibrous liquid filtration membranes. J Mater Sci 49, 6143–6159 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-014-8308-y

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Keywords

  • PVDF
  • Water Contact Angle
  • Boehmite
  • Nanofibrous Membrane
  • Average Fiber Diameter