Journal article

Catalytic electrospun nano-composite membranes for virus capture and remediation

Riyadh Al-Attabi, Julio Rodriguez-Andres, Juerg A Schuetz, Mikhael Bechelany, Elise des Ligneris, Xiao Chen, Lingxue Kong, Yosry S Morsi, Ludovic F Dumee

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Viruses spread in the environment through solution and as aerosols, generating great risks of infection for exposed populations. Virus versatile chemistries and behaviours thus require remediation solutions encompassing both nanoscale controlled surface topography and chemical functionalities. Here, nano-composite electrospun nanofiber membranes were electrospun from tetraethoxysilane and ammonium tetrathiomolybdate mixed blended with poly(acrylonitrile) to produce defect-free and highly interconnected porous structure. The capture efficiency of the nano-composite electrospun based membranes for the Semliki Forest virus in solution was found to be largely related to the tuned fiber surface m..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. DUMEE acknowledges the Australian Research Council for his Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 2018 DE180100130 fellowship. Riyadh Al-Attabi thanks the Scholarship from the Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED).