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dc.contributor.authorNauman, Saad
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorAlharb, Hamad F.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T11:36:27Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T11:36:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationNauman, S., Lubineau, G., & Alharbi, H. F. (2021). Post Processing Strategies for the Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of ENMs (Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes): A Review. Membranes, 11(1), 39. doi:10.3390/membranes11010039
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/membranes11010039
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/666452
dc.description.abstractElectrospinning is a versatile technique which results in the formation of a fine web of fibers. The mechanical properties of electrospun fibers depend on the choice of solution constituents, processing parameters, environmental conditions, and collector design. Once electrospun, the fibrous web has little mechanical integrity and needs post fabrication treatments for enhancing its mechanical properties. The treatment strategies include both the chemical and physical techniques. The effect of these post fabrication treatments on the properties of electrospun membranes can be assessed through either conducting tests on extracted single fiber specimens or macro scale testing on membrane specimens. The latter scenario is more common in the literature due to its simplicity and low cost. In this review, a detailed literature survey of post fabrication strength enhancement strategies adopted for electrospun membranes has been presented. For optimum effect, enhancement strategies have to be implemented without significant loss to fiber morphology even though fiber diameters, porosity, and pore tortuosity are usually affected. A discussion of these treatments on fiber crystallinity, diameters, and mechanical properties has also been produced. The choice of a particular post fabrication strength enhancement strategy is dictated by the application area intended for the membrane system and permissible changes to the initial fibrous morphology.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research work received financial support from KAUST-KSU initiative for ‘Multilayer Integrated Polymeric Membranes’ under the grant number REP/1/13848-01-01.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to MDPI. © 2020 by the authors. Accepted for publication under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titlePost Processing Strategies for the Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of ENMs (Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes): A Review
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCOHMAS Laboratory, Physical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalAccepted by Membranes
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionMS&E Department, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
dc.contributor.institutionMechanical Engineering Department, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
pubs.publication-statusAccepted
kaust.personNauman, Saad
kaust.personLubineau, Gilles
kaust.grant.numberREP/1/13848-01-01
dc.date.accepted2020-12-14
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-17T11:36:28Z


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Archived with thanks to MDPI. © 2020 by the authors. Accepted for publication under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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