Synthesis and characterization of the electrospun fibers prepared from waste polymeric materials

Document Type: Reasearch Paper

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1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Birjand University of Technology, Birjand, Iran

2 Department of Materials Engineering, Birjand University of Technology, Birjand, Iran

Abstract

Recently, the demands for the production of many different types of plastic wastes are greatly growing that subsequently, lead to the serious challenges in environmental considerations. Since, these materials are rarely resolved by microorganisms, hence, their recycling to the useful materials is crucial. In the present study, we used a solution electrospinning technique to synthesize nano/micro fibers. SEM and FTIR analyses were performed for characterization of the prepared samples. The investigations obviously confirmed the formation of nano/microfibers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS) and polycarbonate (PC) from the related waste plastics. To investigate the effect of various operational parameters of electrospinning method, the effect of the used needle diameter and voltage difference was taken into consideration.

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