Self-cleaning and color reduction in wool fabric by nano titanium dioxide

Montazer, Majid and Pakdel, Esfandiar 2011, Self-cleaning and color reduction in wool fabric by nano titanium dioxide, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 102, no. 4, pp. 343-352, doi: 10.1080/00405001003771242.

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Title Self-cleaning and color reduction in wool fabric by nano titanium dioxide
Author(s) Montazer, Majid
Pakdel, Esfandiar
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 102
Issue number 4
Start page 343
End page 352
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0040-5000
Summary Wool is a textile material that is valued for its strength, warmth, water resistance, and texture. But this natural fiber of the protein keratin lacks the stain resistance of synthetic fabrics and is also generally susceptible to harsh processing conditions. In this study, raw and oxidized wool fabrics were treated with nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) powder in an ultrasonic bath. These particles were linked to the wool surface by butane tetra carboxylic acid and also sodium hypophosphite was used as a catalyst. The photo-catalytic activity of TiO2 nanoparticles deposited on the wool fabrics was followed by the degradation of Acid Blue 113 as a stain and also determined by the degradation rate of food stains such as coffee, tea, and fruit juice under the ultraviolet rays. The results showed that increasing the amount of nano TiO2 leads to improved degradation of stains on the treated fabric.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00405001003771242
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
091205 Functional Materials
0910 Manufacturing Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
1203 Design Practice And Management
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, The Textile Institute
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