Optimization of the nanofibrous structure of non-woven mats of electrospun biodegradable nanocomposites using Response Surface Methodology

A. Tsimpliaraki, S. Svinterikos, S. I. Marras, I. Zuburtikudis, C. Panayiotou

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Abstract

Electrospun mats of polymer-clay nanocomposites were prepared in order to study the influence of material and process parameter settings on their morphology. The polymer solution concentration, the flow rate of the injected solution and the organically-modified-clay content of the polymer matrix were the factors chosen to be investigated according to a design of experiments (DoE) within the context of response surface methodology (RSM). The developed quadratic models and the individual and coupling effect of the three factors examined are given. The results suggest that the dominant parameter affecting mats' morphology is polymer solution concentration and that a broader range in the factor settings, especially for concentration, should be used in a subsequent optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIChE100 - 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 21 2008

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period11/16/0811/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry

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