Date of Last Revision

2021-09-09 04:02:49

Major

Chemical Engineering

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Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2015

Abstract

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) can be formed into small nanofibers by electrospinning that are useful for a variety of applications. Air filters produced with PVDF are known to capture ionic particles with high efficiency. Existing studies have focused on the effects of electrospinning conditions on nanofiber morphology. In this study fibers were generated with varying morphologies. Air filters were then made from each sample and then characterized by TSI. Air filters were found to have increased resistances relative to their capture efficiencies according to particle diameter. Capture efficiencies did not correlate strongly with particle diameter, and the presence of beads in fiber samples did not have an impact on filter performance. Subsequent studies should focus on the development of statically charged PVDF mats to compare performance with the data generated by this study.

Research Sponsor

George C. Chase

First Reader

Bi-min Zhang Newby

Second Reader

Gang Cheng

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