Water-based electrospinning offers an attractive alternative to organic solvent- rich electrospinning methods. This is to satisfy both increasing environmental concerns and ensure a higher degree of occupational safety as the process becomes ubiquitous and increasingly scalable in both academic and industrial settings. This chapter presents the fundamentals of water-based electrospinning, as well as an overview of water-soluble (WS) polymers and their applications. The discussion is then focused on the most relevant and widely used synthetic and natural-based polymers. The difficulties related to their electrospinning and the strategies to overcome them are then discussed by referring to several research papers. The most important applications of WS electrospun meshes are also highlighted accordingly.
|Title of host publication||Green Electrospinning|
|Editors|| Nesrin Horzum, Mustafa M. Demir, Rafael Muñoz-Espí, Daniel Crespy|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-3-11-058139-3 , 978-3-11-058863-7 |
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|