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|Title:||Development of a quantitative assessment method for self cleaning by photocatalytic degradation of stains on cotton|
Agrawal, Ashwini K
|Abstract:||This paper reports a standardised method termed as Stain Degradation Assessment (SDA) method, developed for the quantitative evaluation of self-cleaning efficiency of the finished fabric. The method involves (i) a standardized staining procedure to apply a uniform stain on the fabric, (ii) instrumental evaluation of photodegradation of stain in terms of K/S using a template to reduce error, and (iii) analysis of K/S values to evaluate stain degradation in percentage and its comparison with visual assessment. This method has been found to give a reproducible and comparable assessment of stain degradation on the textile material with respect to UV exposure.|
|ISSN:||0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJFTR Vol.37(1) [March 2012]|
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