Vahid Jabbari - Novel nanofiberous membrane fabricated via electrospinning of wastage fuzzes of mechanized carpet used for dye removal of the carpet dyeing wastewater

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      Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 47 (6),   847-853

      Abstract:

      Novel nanofibrous membrane was fabricated by using   electrospinning of wastage fuzzes of mechanized carpet which was   used to remove the dye of the textile wastewater. SEM images   showed that nanofibers with average diameters of 200 nm were   successfully fabricated by electrospinning technique. The   physicochemical properties of electrospun nanofiberous membranes   were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC),   energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), and Fourier transform infrared   (FTIR) spectroscopy. FTIR confirmed the presence of C≡N, C˭N, and   C‒N groups in the electrospun nanofibers which are the main   functional groups of polyacrilonitrile (PAN). The resulting   membrane showed dye retention of 96% of carpet dyeing wastewater,   demonstrating the high separation potential of such membrane for   wastewater treatment. We believe that simple approaches such as   the present one would open up enormous possibilities in effective   uses of wastage fuzzes of textile industry, considering the fact   that electrospinning is a cost-effective method for the mass   scale production of nanofibers.

      Address (URL): DOI:   10.1080/10934529.2012.664999