Electrospinning of Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Chitosan via Multi-Nozzle Spinneret and Drum Collector
Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/chitosan nanofibers membranes were successfully prepared by electrospinning employing a multi-nozzle and a drum collector. The use of multi-nozzle and drum collector system is intended to produce stacked nanofibers to form a membrane as a matrix for burn wound healing application. The membranes thickness was controlled by varying applied voltage, flow rate, drum collector rotating speed, and nozzle-collector distance. The electrospinning process and nanofibers formation on the collector was observed using a digital camera. The scaling relationship between current-flow rate and current-voltage for PVA/chitosan fulfills power laws of I ~ Qα and I ~ Eβ, respectively.
Kuwat Triyana, Khairurrijal, Risa Suryana, Heru Susanto and Sutikno
A. Y. Nuryantini et al., "Electrospinning of Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Chitosan via Multi-Nozzle Spinneret and Drum Collector", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 896, pp. 41-44, 2014