Effect of processing parameters on nylon 6.6 nanofibres and their morphology

M. M. Chowdhury, G. K. Stylios

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Abstract

Electrospinning is a unique way to producing novel polymer nano fibers with diameter typically in the range from 10 nm to 1500nm. Large length to diameter ratio and small mass to volume ratio of these nano- sizes fibers widens the areas of their application to many industrial uses. Nylon 6.6 nanofibres with diameter ranging from 150nm to 1300 nm were produced by the electrospinning process. The fibre diameter was varied by adjusting the concentration of the polymer solution between 15wt%-25wtpercent in formic acid. The fibers were obtained by electrospinning from solutions in formic acid at various concentrations. Polymer concentration, viscosity, surface tension, molecular weight; electrical conductivity of the solution was found as the dominant parameter to control the fibre formation. The morphology of the processed fibres has been examined by microscopic techniques (SEM and AFM) and optimized by changing process parameters.© BHR Group Process Intensification & Nanotechnology Conference 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Chemistry and Engineering International Conference on Process Intensification and Nanotechnology
Pages161-172
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventGreen Chemistry and Engineering International Conference on Process Intensification and Nanotechnology - Albany, NY, United States
Duration: 15 Sep 200818 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceGreen Chemistry and Engineering International Conference on Process Intensification and Nanotechnology
CountryUnited States
CityAlbany, NY
Period15/09/0818/09/09

Keywords

  • Electrospinning
  • Formic acid
  • Morphology of nano fibres
  • Nylon6.6
  • Process parameter effect

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    Chowdhury, M. M., & Stylios, G. K. (2008). Effect of processing parameters on nylon 6.6 nanofibres and their morphology. In Green Chemistry and Engineering International Conference on Process Intensification and Nanotechnology (pp. 161-172)