Synthesis and Characterization of PMMA Nanofibers for Filtration of Drinking Water


Bilal Ahmad,Ameer Hamza,Sheeraz Ahmed,Zeeshan Najam,Atif Ishtiaq,



Electrospinning,Fiber diameter,FTIR,SEM,Water filtration,


Currently, hundreds of consumer products in cludelarge-scale nanoparticles; this enhances the possibility of such particles to be released into water and in result causesenvironmental and human health issues. In this research, asynthesis of PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) nano-membrane for the filtration of nanoparticles from natural water is demonstrated. Electrospinning technique is deployed for the synthesis of PMMA nanofibers. The synthesized nanofibers are further optimized by adding Di-Methyl Formamide (DMF) and acetone that provides elasticity and increases the exterior area of the nano-membranes. The resultant membrane is tendbal and instinctivelyrobust enough to resist filtration under high stress. The synthesized nanofibers are further analyzed and characterized by using spectroscopy (UV-Vis), Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscope(SEM).The SEM, UV-vis and FTIR result shows the filtration rate of the fabricated membrane could capably exclude nanoparticles with different sizes (from 10 to 100 nm in diameter) from a feed solution.


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