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Title: Optimization of process and solution parameters in electrospinning polyethylene oxide
Authors: Jacobs, V
Patanaik, A
Anandjiwala, RD
Keywords: Electrospinning
Polyethylene oxide
PEO
Nanofibers
Optimization
Response surface methodology
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Citation: Jacobs, V, Patanaik, A and Anandjiwala, RD. 2011. Optimization of process and solution parameters in electrospinning polyethylene oxide. Advanced Science Letters, vol. 4(11-12), pp 3590-3595
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8153
Abstract: This paper reports the optimization of electrospinning process and solution parameters using factorial design approach to obtain uniform polyethylene oxide (PEO) nanofibers. The parameters studied were distance between nozzle and collector screen, applied voltage and polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) concentration in the spinning solution and its influence on nanofiber diameter. The selected parameters were varied at three levels using Box and Behnken factorial design. The interaction effect between concentration of PAH and the distance played the most significant role, followed by the interaction between distance and applied voltage, and last by the applied voltage alone in obtaining uniform nanofibers. This study shows that in a multiple variable process like electrospinning, the interaction between the different parameters played a significant role, rather than one particular parameter in obtaining uniform nanofibers. It opens up new possibilities in process optimization with a precise control over fiber diameter from the selected parameters.
Description: Copyright: 2011 American Scientific Publishers. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY.
URI: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/asl/2011/00000004/F0020011/art00046
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5673
ISSN: 1936-6612
Appears in Collections:Polymers and composites
Technology for special operations
Nanotechnology
Fibres and textiles
General science, engineering & technology

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