Link: IIT Hyderabad develops sanitary napkins that absorb better
(Chennai, India, Sept. 27, 2016) The absorption capacity of napkins with nanofibre was higher due to greater surface area
Sanitary napkins which have greater absorption capacity than commercially available ones and can be safely disposed owing to their biodegradable nature may soon become a reality thanks to research work carried out by a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Prof. Chandra Shekhar Sharma, Shital Yadav (middle) and Mani Pujitha Illa used nanofibre that is biodegradable.
Chandra Shekhar Sharma from the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad and his team turned to nanotechnology to produce cellulose-based nanofibre for use as an absorbent core in sanitary napkins. They chose cellulose acetate biopolymer and subjected it to electrospinning to synthesize fibre of nanoscale size.
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