Investigation of the Effect of Electrospun Polyethersulfone Nanofibers in Membrane
One dimensional (1D) nanostructure materials such as nanowires, nanofibers, and nanorods with porous structures have potential for use in various applications. Electrospinning is one of the versatile techniques with the ability of producing cost-effective, large production, highly porous nanofibers and membrane with large surface to volume ratios. Poly ether sulfone (PES) is a kind of special engineering plastic with good processing characteristics. In this paper, synthesis of PES membrane was investigated by two main methods, i.e. phase inversion and electrospiing. For electrospining, the main effective parameters such as concentration of polymer and solvent, for finding the optimized condition of electrospun PES membrane was studied. The produced membranes were characterized by SEM for morphology and BET observation of surface area, permeability, flux, and mechanical propertise for different applications.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Graeme E. Murch and Prof. João M.P.Q. Delgado
S. Shahgaldi et al., "Investigation of the Effect of Electrospun Polyethersulfone Nanofibers in Membrane", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 607-612, 2011