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Electrospun Nanofibre Filter Media: New Emergent Technologies and Market Perspectives

  • Ankita Poudyal
  • Gareth W. Beckermann
  • Naveen Ashok Chand
  • Iain C. Hosie
  • Adam Blake
  • Bhuvaneswari Kannan
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Abstract

With the continual rise in the levels of urban and industrial pollution, the demand for high-efficiency electrospun nanofibre filters has never been greater. Many of the most widely recognised filter manufacturers in the world have already taken a lead in incorporating electrospun nanofibre materials into their filters. Now, the next phase of growth in this market is in the development of functional filters that selectively capture targets of interest, such as VOCs, PM2.5 particles, heavy metal ions, dyes, viruses and many other contaminants. This chapter is a summary of the emerging technologies that can be used in conjunction with electrospun nanofibres for the high-performance filtration of fine particles.

Keywords

Nanofibre Filtration Pollution Electrospinning Particulate matters (PMs) VOCs MOFs MIPs Dye removals Heavy metals Filtering mechanism Nanofibre market Commercial challenges Filter media Revolution fibres 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Prof. Steve Henry, CEO of Kode Biotech at the Auckland University of Technology for his input and suggestions. We would also like to thank Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand for its extended support and funding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ankita Poudyal
    • 1
  • Gareth W. Beckermann
    • 2
  • Naveen Ashok Chand
    • 2
  • Iain C. Hosie
    • 2
  • Adam Blake
    • 2
  • Bhuvaneswari Kannan
    • 2
  1. 1.Kode Biotech, Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Revolution Fibres LtdAucklandNew Zealand

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