We believe that electrospinning has a high potential in the field of membrane technology! Here is why:
Membrane filtration is a cornerstone in our search for separation strategies related to environmental remediation and purification, as well as downstream chemical and biological product processes. Among the innovative approaches to membrane filtration, electrospun nanofibers have emerged as a key player. Ranging from 40 to 2 000 nanometers in diameter, nanofibers offer a high surface area-to-volume ratio (most commonly from 10 to 40 m2×g−1), interconnected pore structure, and tunable porosity (50 – 2 000 nm average pore sizes), making them a versatile choice for effective particle and pollutant removal.
Their adaptability sets electrospun nanofiber membranes apart from competing technologies. They can be built up from polymeric materials with superhydrophobic or hydrophilic properties and surface-modified with specific chemical groups to boost their adsorption capacity for contaminants. Additionally, the incorporation of functional nanoparticles into the nanofiber matrix enhances their separation properties, from catalysts to antimicrobial agents, expanding their versatility and value in membrane filtration and separation.
If you found the information above interesting and would like to delve deeper into the topic of electrospun membranes in filtration, we recommend the following articles, which we found to be very insightful:
- Electrospun nanofiber membranes
- A review on electrospun membranes for potential air filtration application
- Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes for Water Purification
If you’re interested in learning more about the process of electrospinning and its primary applications, please don’t hesitate to explore the continually updated resources on our resources.
Why choose spincube?
Multiple esteemed academic research groups in central Europe are already using spincube for their research endeavors and have expressed widespread satisfaction with it. If you or your organization are working on projects involving electrospinning, we would love to discuss how our technology can enhance your research and production processes. Whether it’s optimizing your current methods or taking the first step into electrospinning, we’re here to support your journey. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us!