Comparison of bubble electrospinning and needle electrospinning of ethylcellulose ultrafine fibres

Ketankumar Vadodaria, G. K. Stylios

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Abstract

Ethylcellulose (EC) is a biocompatible cellulosic derivative widely used in the drug industry.In the present work, EC nanofibres were electrospunusingethanol: toluene(40:60-by wt.) mixture system by both single needle electrospinning (SNE) and bubble electrospinning (BE) methods. Comparisons of the effect of the various process parameters such as needle/solution surface to collector distance, app. volt. and feed rate on fibre characteristics were studied. The optimum SNE feed rate comparable to BE was decided 1.5ml/hrafter comparing fibre diameter. Comparisons of these parameters revealed that fibre morphologiesfollows different trendsin SNE and BE.Average (Avg.) fibre diameters increased with increase in feed rate in SNE.As needle to collectordistance (NTCD)increased, theavg.fibre diameter decreased in SNE. However, in BE, fibre diameter increased with increase in solution surface to collector distance (STCD).Fibre diameter decreased in SNE with increase in app. volt.. However, in BE; initially the fibre diameter decreased and then increased with increase in app. volt.. These different trends in diameter of BE and SNE electrospun fibres are explained and discussed in the present article.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages710-715
Number of pages6
Volume622
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2013
Event2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology - New Delhi, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Aug 201219 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume622
ISSN (Print)10226680

Conference

Conference2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology
Abbreviated titleICMST 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Delhi
Period18/08/1219/08/12

Keywords

  • Bubble electrospinning
  • Ethylcellulose
  • Fiber morphology
  • Nano fibre
  • Single needle electrospinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Vadodaria, K., & Stylios, G. K. (2013). Comparison of bubble electrospinning and needle electrospinning of ethylcellulose ultrafine fibres. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 622, pp. 710-715). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 622). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.710