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Electrospinning Nanofibers for Water Treatment Applications

Eugene Smit
from: Nanotechnology in Water Treatment Applications (Edited by: T. Eugene Cloete, Michele de Kwaadsteniet, Marelize Botes and J. Manuel López-Romero). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2010)

Abstract

Electrospinning is a highly versatile technique that can be used to create ultrafine fibres of various polymers and other materials, with diameters ranging from a few micrometers down to tens of nanometres. The nonwoven webs of fibers formed through this process typically have high specific surface areas, nano-scale pore sizes, high and controllable porosity and extreme flexibility with regard to the materials used and modification of the surface chemistry of the fibres. This chapter describes the combination of these features in the application of electrospun nanofibres in a variety of water treatment applications, including filtration, solid phase extraction and reactive membranes read more ...
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