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Title: AgNP-AC Composite Fibers and its Adsorption and Antibacterial Properties
Authors: Liu, D
Zhang, C
Wang, B
Quan, W
Xu, C
Keywords: electrospinning;nanofiber;adsorptive property;antimicrobial property;functional materials
Issue Date: 13-Mar-2022
Publisher: Frontiers SA
Citation: Liu D, Zhang C, Wang B, Quan W and Xu C (2022) 'AgNP-AC Composite Fibers and its Adsorption and Antibacterial Properties', Frontiers in Materials, 9, 894451, pp. 1 - 10 (10). doi: 10.3389/fmats.2022.894451.
Abstract: Copyright © 2022 Liu, Zhang, Wang, Quan and Xu. In this study, the electrospinning method was used to prepare silver nanoparticle–activated carbon (AgNP-AC) composite nanofiber membranes, aiming to obtain a high-performance dual-functional filter composite fiber membrane with good antibacterial and adsorption properties. A scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), and other instruments were used to characterize the morphology and structure of the composite nanofibers. The effects of different concentrations of activated carbon, silver, and polymer (polyethylene–vinyl alcohol—EVOH) on the fiber morphology were discussed. The adsorption performance and antibacterial performance of the composite fiber membrane were investigated to verify the mutual influence of silver and activated carbon. The results show that with the increase in the activated carbon and silver concentration, the fiber diameter of the AgNP-AC membrane increase and the diameter distribution tends to become uniform. When the mass fraction of polymer EVOH is 10% and the concentration ratio of silver nitrate and carbon is 0.05 and 0.085 (g/ml), the adsorption performance of the composite fiber membrane is at the best with an adsorption rate of 94.07%. The AgNP-AC composite nanofiber membrane also demonstrates a good antibacterial function against Staphylococcus aureus and is most effective in the first 8 h. However, it is found that the silver concentration is proportional to the antibacterial ability, but the activated carbon has a certain inhibitory effect on the antibacterial properties.
Description: Data Availability Statement: The original contributions presented in the study are included in the article/Supplementary Material, further inquiries can be directed to the corresponding authors.
URI: https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/24565
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2022.894451
Other Identifiers: 894451
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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