1st Edition

Handbook of Nanofibers and Nanocomposites Characteristics, Synthesis, and Applications in Textiles

By Mohd Yusuf, Aminoddin Haji Copyright 2023
    278 Pages 14 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    278 Pages 14 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Textiles with functional properties such as antimicrobial finishes, drug delivery, ultraviolet resistance, electrical conductivity, superhydrophilicity, superhydrophobicity, self-cleaning, EMI shielding, flame-retardance can be developed with the help of nanotechnology. Nanomaterials can be added to the textile materials at different stages of the production process, including spinning, finishing, and coating. Nanofibers are textile fibers that show enhanced properties due to larger surface area compared with ordinary textile fibers. They have diameters less than 1000 nm and can hold nanoparticles, drugs, extracts, essential oils, etc. in their polymeric matrix. They actually encapsulate these compounds and are able to control their release by delivering them only at the targeted sites. Recently, nanofibers and textile nanocomposites have attracted great interest in the industry and research, and electrospinning is the most famous among the several methods that have been developed for the fabrication of nanofibers. This book is a collection of the reviews on the recent advances in the fields of nanofibers, nanocomposites, and their applications in textiles as well as related fields.

    1. Polymer-Based Nanofibers

    Adeleh Gholipour-Kanani and Niloofar Eslahi

    2. Science and Applications of Polymeric Nanofibers

    S. Chakraborty, Pragati Bajpai, L. Chakraborty, and Shanu Prabhakar

    3. Nanoyarns: Recent Advancements in Production Techniques, Applications, and Future Prospects

    Çağlar Sivri

    4. Drug-Loaded Nanofibers: Production Techniques and Release Behaviors

    Hülya Kesici Güler and Funda Cengiz Çallioğlu

    5. Textile Applications of Nanofibers and Nanocomposites

    Shumaila Kiran, Shahid Adeel, Shazia Abrar, Sarosh Iqbal, Saba Naz, and Nimra Amin

    6. Nanomaterials in Textiles: Performance, Health, and Environmental Aspects

    Liliana Indrie, Sabina Gherghel, and Steven McNeil

    7. Overview of Polymer/Metal-Oxide Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Properties, and Their Potential Applications 8. Self-Cleaning Nanofinishes and Applications

    Bilal Ahmed, Arvind Singh, Ruhinaz Ushal, Mohd Yusuf, Sachin Kumar, Animesh Kumar Ojha, and Wasim Khan

    8. Self-Cleaning Nanofinishes and Applications

    Akhtarul Islam Amjad


    Mohd Yusuf is the head and an associate professor in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the School of Technology of Glocal University, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He earned his PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, in 2013 under the supervision of Dr F. Mohammad on Nature-Derived Products and Applications Thereof. Dr Yusuf has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications of international repute, including research articles in journals and magazines, reviews, books, and book chapters. His research interests are green and sustainable materials, functional biomaterials, biocolorants, composite and applied materials, nanomaterials, wastewater treatment, and energy storage technologies.

    Aminoddin Haji is an assistant professor in the Department of Textile Engineering at Yazd University, Iran. He earned his BSc, MSc, and PhD from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He was a lecturer and assistant professor at the Islamic Azad University, Birjand Branch, Iran from 2004 to 2018. Dr Haji has published more than 70 papers in international journals (ISI and Scopus), authored 1 book, edited 2 books, co-authored 10 book chapters, and presented more than 60 papers in international conferences. His areas of interest are surface modification of textiles, natural and synthetic dyeing of textiles, and nanotechnology in textiles and wastewater treatment.