|About this Abstract
|2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
|Functional Nanomaterials: Functional Low-Dimensional (0D, 1D, 2D) Materials 2022
|Investigation of the Capturing Mechanism of Aerosols on Functional Polymeric Fiber Matrix
|Noori Na, Abiral Regmi, Jiyoung Chang
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The COVID-19 pandemic raised the importance of wearing mask by learning that they are very effective to lower the spread of viruses by capturing the aerosols, produced when people talks or coughs, inside the fiber matrix. Despite the availability of masks, the understanding of aerosols’ essential mechanism and dynamic capture processes on a single fiber is still lacking, which is essential to manufacture highly protective masks and filters. This study aims to understand the capturing mechanism of aerosols on polymeric fibers. In the experiment aspect, fibers with different diameters and patterns will be tested for different flow rates. The analytical approach will be taken to theoretically estimate the capturing rate. The overall efficiency of capture will be evaluated from experimental results and theoretical prediction. The outcome of this project will serve as the foundation to further advance the functionality of masks and filters.