Self Cleaning PET Fabrics Treated with Nano TiO2 Chemically Cross-Inked with Xanthenes Gum or Cyclodextrin
American Journal of Nano Research and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 46-52
Received: Mar. 26, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 6, 2015; Published: Apr. 18, 2015
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Amr Atef Elsayed, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth st. Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Omaima Gaber Allam, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth st. Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Sahar Hassan Salah Mohamed, Dairy Science, Food industry, Nutrition, National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth st. Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Hussain Murad, Dairy Science, Food industry, Nutrition, National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth st. Dokki, Giza, Egypt
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Abstract
This paper would like to compare the ability of two cellulosic polymers to bind nano titania to polyester fabrics, in order to provide the fabric a self-cleaning property. The fixation of the nano titania on the polyester fabric was explored using Cyclodextrin or Xanthan gum. The photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles deposited on the polyester fabric was followed by the degradation of methylene blue as a model of an organic stain on the polyester fabric surface. The XRD patterns and SEM photographs of polyester fabric coated with nano titania were recorded. The different factors affecting the self-cleaning property as well as the fixation of nano titania was investigated.
Keywords
Nano Titania, Xanthan Gum, Cyclodextrin, Polyester Fabric
To cite this article
Amr Atef Elsayed, Omaima Gaber Allam, Sahar Hassan Salah Mohamed, Hussain Murad, Self Cleaning PET Fabrics Treated with Nano TiO2 Chemically Cross-Inked with Xanthenes Gum or Cyclodextrin, American Journal of Nano Research and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 46-52. doi: 10.11648/j.nano.20150303.13
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