ICSSCCET 2015

International Conference on Systems, Science, Control, Communication, Engineering and Technology 2015

 


ICSSCCET 2015 Kokula Krishna Hari K
Publication Meta Value
Short Title ICSSCCET 2015
Publisher ASDF, India
ISBN 13 978-81-929866-1-6
ISBN 10 81-929866-1-6
Language English
Type Hard Bound - Printed Book
Copyrights ICSSCCET Organizers / DCRC, London, UK
Editor-in-Chief Ramachandran T
Conference Dates 10 - 11, August 2015
Venue Country Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Submitted Papers 410
Acceptance Rate 4.11%
Website www.icssccet.org

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Innovation in Textiles: Integration of Nanoencapsulation of PCMs in Cotton fabric

Innovation in Textiles: Integration of Nanoencapsulation of PCMs in Cotton fabric

Karthikeyan M1, K Visagavel2, Ramachandran T3, Ilangkumuran M3, Kirubakaran M4

1, 2 Department of Industrial Safety Engineering, Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem
3Principal, Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
3, 4 Department of Mechatronics Engineerig, K.S.R College of Technology, Tiruchengode

Abstract

Indian foundry industry stands the world’s second largest producer of castings. At the same time, workers who work in uncomfortably hot environment without appropriate clothing for extreme conditions are most likely exposed to higher risks. Their prolonged exposure to high temperature causes thermal discomfort. It is largely concerned with the selection of improper clothing suitable for hot environment. This research is aimed to assess the effects of hot environment near the furnace area in foundry industry and to developing a thermal protection fabric using nanoencapsulated Phase Change Materials (PCMs) or nanocapsules. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) nanocapsules containing PEG as core material and urea-formaldehyde as shell material were successfully developed using in-situ polymerization method. Different characterization techniques were used to analyse the properties of the developed PEG nanocapsules. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) study results indicated that the nanocapsules form a regular and spherical shape without agglomeration. The average diameter of the nanocapsules was found to be 161 nm. The size of the PEG nanocapsules was within the range of 100-300 nm. Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) test results showed that the nanocapsules contains 38 wt.% carbon, 27 wt.%, oxygen and 35 wt.% nitrogen. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy confirmed that the PEG was successfully encapsulated within the urea-formaldehyde shell. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) results found that the latent heat energy storage capacity of the PEG nanocapsules was 81.1 J/g. The encapsulation ratio of the nanocapsules was 59.5%. The PEG nanocapsules showed good thermal stability, which makes the coated fabric appropriate for textile application.

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Karthikeyan M, K Visagavel, Ramachandran T, Ilangkumuran M, Kirubakaran M."Innovation in Textiles: Integration of Nanoencapsulation of PCMs in Cotton fabric." International Conference on Systems, Science, Control, Communication, Engineering and Technology (2015): 85-91. Print.