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Potential natural polymer-based nanofibres for the development of facemasks in countering viral outbreaks

Shanmugam, Vigneshwaran and Babu, Karthik and Garrison, Thomas F. and Capezza Villa, Antonio José and Olsson, Richard T. and Ramakrishna, Seeram and Hedenqvist, Mikael S. and Singha, Shuvra and Bartoli, Mattia and Giorcelli, Mauro and Sas, Gabriel and Försth, Michael and Das, Oisik and Restás, Ágoston and Berto, Filippo (2021). Potential natural polymer-based nanofibres for the development of facemasks in countering viral outbreaks. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 138 , e50658
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Abstract

The global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has rapidly increased the demand for facemasks as a measure to reduce the rapid spread of the pathogen. Throughout the pandemic, some countries such as Italy had a monthly demand of ca. 90 million facemasks. Domestic mask manufacturers are capable of manufacturing 8 million masks each week, although the demand was 40 million per week during March 2020. This dramatic increase has contributed to a spike in the generation of facemask waste. Facemasks are often manufactured with synthetic materials that are non-biodegradable, and their increased usage and improper disposal are raising environmental concerns. Consequently, there is a strong interest for developing biodegradable facemasks made with for example, renewable nanofibres. A range of natural polymer-based nanofibres has been studied for their potential to be used in air filter applications. This review article examines potential natural polymer-based nanofibres along with their filtration and antimicrobial capabilities for developing biodegradable facemask that will promote a cleaner production.

Authors/Creators:Shanmugam, Vigneshwaran and Babu, Karthik and Garrison, Thomas F. and Capezza Villa, Antonio José and Olsson, Richard T. and Ramakrishna, Seeram and Hedenqvist, Mikael S. and Singha, Shuvra and Bartoli, Mattia and Giorcelli, Mauro and Sas, Gabriel and Försth, Michael and Das, Oisik and Restás, Ágoston and Berto, Filippo
Title:Potential natural polymer-based nanofibres for the development of facemasks in countering viral outbreaks
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:138
Article number:e50658
Number of Pages:19
Publisher:WILEY
ISSN:0021-8995
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 204 Chemical Engineering > Polymer Technologies
Keywords:biodegradable, electrospinning, fibers
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111203
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111203
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DOI10.1002/app.50658
Web of Science (WoS)000626773900001
ID Code:22874
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Apr 2021 09:23
Metadata Last Modified:06 Apr 2021 09:31

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