Multifunctional cotton fabric using TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Conference

TitleThe Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
PlaceAustralia
CityGeelong
Period22 - 24 May 2013

Abstract

Cotton fabrics were treated with TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite sols at ambient temperature. Three molar ratios of Ti/Si including 1:0.4, 1:1 and 1:2.3 were employed to prepare the sols. Tetra ethylorthosilicate (TEOS) and titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) were used as the precursors of Si and Ti, respectively. The finishing step of samples was carried out based on the dip-pad-drycure process. UV-protection and self-cleaning were evaluated based on the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) and coffee stain removal under UV. The surface morphology of coated samples was analyzed by SEM images. It was observed that TiO2/SiO2 coated fabrics showed higher performance in UV-absorption and selfcleaning in comparison with TiO2 coated samples.

Research Area(s)

  • Cotton, Self-cleaning, Sol-gel, UPF

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Multifunctional cotton fabric using TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposite. / Pakdel, Esfandiar; Daoud, Walid A.; Wang, Xungai.

Fiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference. Fiber Society, 2013.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review