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Electrospun Environment Remediation Nanofibers Using Unspinnable Liquids as the Sheath Fluids: A Review

School of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, China
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Polymers 2020, 12(1), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010103
Received: 19 November 2019 / Revised: 14 December 2019 / Accepted: 16 December 2019 / Published: 4 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Materials in Environmental Chemistry)
Electrospinning, as a promising platform in multidisciplinary engineering over the past two decades, has overcome major challenges and has achieved remarkable breakthroughs in a wide variety of fields such as energy, environmental, and pharmaceutics. However, as a facile and cost-effective approach, its capability of creating nanofibers is still strongly limited by the numbers of treatable fluids. Most recently, more and more efforts have been spent on the treatments of liquids without electrospinnability using multifluid working processes. These unspinnable liquids, although have no electrospinnability themselves, can be converted into nanofibers when they are electrospun with an electrospinnable fluid. Among all sorts of multifluid electrospinning methods, coaxial electrospinning is the most fundamental one. In this review, the principle of modified coaxial electrospinning, in which unspinnable liquids are explored as the sheath working fluids, is introduced. Meanwhile, several typical examples are summarized, in which electrospun nanofibers aimed for the environment remediation were prepared using the modified coaxial electrospinning. Based on the exploration of unspinnable liquids, the present review opens a way for generating complex functional nanostructures from other kinds of multifluid electrospinning methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: coaxial electrospinning; core-sheath nanofibers; environmental remediation; unspinnable liquid; nanocoating coaxial electrospinning; core-sheath nanofibers; environmental remediation; unspinnable liquid; nanocoating
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Wang, M.; Wang, K.; Yang, Y.; Liu, Y.; Yu, D.-G. Electrospun Environment Remediation Nanofibers Using Unspinnable Liquids as the Sheath Fluids: A Review. Polymers 2020, 12, 103. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010103

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Wang M, Wang K, Yang Y, Liu Y, Yu D-G. Electrospun Environment Remediation Nanofibers Using Unspinnable Liquids as the Sheath Fluids: A Review. Polymers. 2020; 12(1):103. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010103

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Wang, Menglong; Wang, Ke; Yang, Yaoyao; Liu, Yanan; Yu, Deng-Guang. 2020. "Electrospun Environment Remediation Nanofibers Using Unspinnable Liquids as the Sheath Fluids: A Review" Polymers 12, no. 1: 103. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010103

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