Investigation on Physico-Chemical Properties of 100% Cotton Woven Fabric Treated with Titanium Dioxide
American Journal of Applied Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 65-68
Received: Feb. 21, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 28, 2015; Published: Mar. 4, 2015
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Authors
Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Elias Khalil, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Solaiman, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mubarak Ahmad Khan, Institute of Radiation & Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Joy Sarkar, Department of Textile Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna 9203, Bangladesh
Faisal Abedin, Department of Textile Engineering, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A. H. M. Asif Kamal, Department of Textile Engineering, Sonargaon University, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rajib Al Mamun, Department of Textile Engineering, Khwaja Yunus Ali University, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This paper represents an approach to observe the physico-chemical effects of titanium dioxide (TiO2) applied on 100% cotton woven fabric. Cotton fabric was treated with TiO2 by exhaustion method and followed by necessary curing and washing processes. The treated fabrics were then analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and the tensile strength, pH and absorbency of the treated and untreated fabrics were examined. It was found that titanium dioxide impairs the hand feel and absorbency of 100% cotton woven fabrics, wetting time of all treated fabrics increased gradually than untreated fabrics. The treatment increases the tensile strength of 100% cotton woven fabrics. The treatment with titanium dioxide also kept the pH of the fabric in acidic medium.
Keywords
Cotton Woven Fabric, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), Exhaustion Method, Tensile Strength
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Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Elias Khalil, Md. Solaiman, Mubarak Ahmad Khan, Joy Sarkar, Faisal Abedin, A. H. M. Asif Kamal, Rajib Al Mamun, Investigation on Physico-Chemical Properties of 100% Cotton Woven Fabric Treated with Titanium Dioxide, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 65-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150302.15
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