How to Apply
Interested in participating in this research project? Contact the professor or graduate student listed below.
Dr. George Chase (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wenqi Li | email@example.com
Nanofibers have different wetting properties than glass fibers used in common filter media. Recent works with modifying surface properties of filter media shows non-wetting chemical coatings applied in striped patterns can improve performance of coalescing filters. The hypothesis for this work is the nanofibers which enhance wetting properties and droplet capture will similary improve filter performance if applied in striped patterns.
Experiments will be conducted for capture of liquid aerosol droplets in air flow. Stripe dimensions and patterns will be varied. Experiments will also include multilayer filter media to study the effects of stripe patterns in the filter depth.
Spring 2020 or sooner.
Advanced Materials, For Credit, Non-Credit, Non-Funded, STEM