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Electrospun Polymeric Nanocomposites for Aqueous Inorganic and Organic Pollutant Removal

Abstract Electrospinning is a means of fabricating micron-scale diameter fiber networks with enmeshed nanomaterials. Polymeric nanocomposites for water treatment require the manipulation of fiber morphology to expose nanomaterial surface area while anchoring the nanomaterials and maintaining fiber integrity; that is the overarching goal of this dissertation. The first investigation studied the effect of metal oxide nanomaterial loadings on electrospinning process parameters such as critical voltage, viscosity, fiber diameter, and nanomaterial distribution. Increases in nanomaterial loading below 5% (w/v) were not found to affect critical voltage or fiber diameter. Nanomaterial dispersion was conserved throughout the process. Arsenic adsorption tests... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, Natalia Virginia (Author) / Westerhoff, Paul (Advisor) / Hristovski, Kiril (Committee member) / Perreault, Francois (Committee member) / Herckes, Pierre (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Civil engineering / electrospinning / nanomaterials / point of use / water treatment
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 220 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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