Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 60–64 | Cite as

Performance modification of a melt-blown filter medium via an additional nano-web layer prepared by electrospinning

  • Kitai Kim
  • Changhwan Lee
  • Il Won Kim
  • Jooyong Kim


A poly(acrylonitrile) (PAN) nano-web was electrospun on a commercial melt-blown poly(propylene) (PP) filter medium to generate composite filter media. The performance of these media was characterized in terms of filtration efficiency and pressure drop. Quality factors calculated from these parameters were used to evaluate the overall efficacy of the filter media. Structural characterization of the composite media showed that a thin layer of nano-web could improve the overall performance by increasing filtration efficiency without significant increase of pressure drop.


Nano-particle filtration HEPA Filter efficiency Pressure drop Electrospinning 


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© The Korean Fiber Society and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg GmbH 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kitai Kim
    • 2
  • Changhwan Lee
    • 2
  • Il Won Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jooyong Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringSoongsil UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Organic Materials and Fiber EngineeringSoongsil UniversitySeoulKorea

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