Naman H. Barot, Dr. Harishchandra A. Sonawane
Abstract: There are lots of finished products for water filters available in the market. It is quite desirable that the continuous or porous membrane, which we intend to developed with nanofibers-based surface coating on fabric, will contribute to finer degree of filtration. The process of creation of PA-6/nAg Nanofiber coated filter fabric media with a free surface Electrospinning pilot plant. Nanofibers filters media developed will be extensively studied using water samples from different sources. PA-6/nAg Nanofiber coated filter fabric media which will have average microbial filtration efficiency of 99.9 % compared against neat fabric and heavy metal filtration efficiency as stated in the results. The polysachharide padding with ferrous and alumina nanoparticles also act as the antifouling agents, which prevent the biofouling of the filter cartridge.Such a filter media with PA-6/nAg Nanofiber, is the latest in the area of gravity-based filtration.
Keywords: Nanofibers, Free surface Electrospinning, biofouling, filtration