Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1565–1574 | Cite as

Electrospun nanofiber filters for highly efficient PM2.5 capture

  • Changwoo Nam
  • Sukyoung Lee
  • Min Ryu
  • Jaewook Lee
  • Hyomin LeeEmail author
Invited Review Paper


With the recent increase of concern on the health impact of air pollution, there has been growing interest in filtration technologies that can effectively remove fine inhalable particles (PM2.5) in the air with diameters that are generally 2.5 µm or smaller. Among various technologies presented, nanofiber-based filters provide A simple, but effective route to rapidly capture these fine particulate matters. In this review, we briefly introduce the health hazards associated with PM2.5 and highlight the importance of air filtration technology with particular emphasis on nanofiber-based filters prepared via electrospinning. Then, we summarize various fiber materials and additives utilized in electrospun nanofibers to enhance the filtration efficacy. Furthermore, we highlight some of the recent advances in the materials design of electrospun nanofiber filters for PM2.5 removal and discuss the current issues and future perspectives.


Particulate Matter (PM2.5Electrospinning Filter Polymeric Materials Nanofiber 


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This work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2018R1D1A1B07041102), and POSCO Green Science Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Changwoo Nam
    • 1
  • Sukyoung Lee
    • 1
  • Min Ryu
    • 1
  • Jaewook Lee
    • 1
  • Hyomin Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology, (POSTECH)Pohang, GyeongbukKorea

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