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Recent progress in the preparation, characterization, and applications of nanofibers and nanofiber membranes via electrospinning/interfacial polymerization

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  • C. Feng,

    1. Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
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  • K. C. Khulbe,

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    1. Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
    • Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
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  • T. Matsuura

    1. Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
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Abstract

Significant progress has been made recently in the fabrication of polymeric nanofibers, their characterization and applications, new polymeric materials, theoretical analysis, and so forth. Hence, in this brief review, we report the progress made in these subjects during the last 5 years. Most of the work concerns nanofibers related to the field of medicine. On the other hand, negligibly few reports have been found on nanofibers related to membrane separation processes. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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