Quantitative relationship between electrospinning parameters and starch fiber diameter

Lingyan Kong, Gregory R. Ziegler

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Abstract

The diameter of the starch fibers produced by electrospinning is a key parameter for most potential applications. In this study, a quantitative relationship between fiber diameter and certain electrospinning parameters, i.e. starch concentration, applied voltage, spinning distance and feed rate, was established by empirical modeling using a fractional factorial experimental design in a constrained region. Response surface methodology was employed to analyze the interactions of the electrospinning parameters and predict the direction to minimize and maximize the fiber diameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1416-1422
Number of pages7
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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