Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 515–523 | Cite as

Micro-scale PLA Fibrous Membranes for Adsorption of Cigarette Smoke

  • Yi-qing Gu
  • Zhe Wang
  • Ying Sun
  • Yi-Kai Wang
  • Zhi-juan Pan


Porous PLA fibrous membranes with different morphologies were successfully fabricated by varying the relative humidity. When the relative humidity was higher than 45 %, nanopores morphology appeared on the surface of PLA fibers. The micro-structures of PLA fibers and the packing densities and through-pore sizes of the PLA fibrous membranes were measured and found to greatly influence the smoke adsorption properties. The smoke adsorption was recorded in photos, and the process of how smoke adsorbed on the membranes was observed by SEM. The max removal efficiencies of nicotine, tar, water vapor, and carbon monoxide were 40.0 %, 36.9 %, 5.8 % and 13.6 % measured by a cigarette-smoking machine, and sensory evaluation was conducted to assess the practical application of fibrous membranes for smoke adsorption.


Electrospinning PLA Fibrous membrane Cigarette smoke Smoke adsorption property 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi-qing Gu
    • 1
  • Zhe Wang
    • 1
  • Ying Sun
    • 1
  • Yi-Kai Wang
    • 1
  • Zhi-juan Pan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Textile and Clothing EngineeringSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Laboratory for Modern SilkSoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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