Plasma modification on wool fibre: Effect on the dyeing properties

Chi Wai Kan, K. Chan, C. W.M. Yuen, M. H. Miao

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Abstract

The dyeing properties of wool fibre treated with low-temperature plasma (LTP) were investigated kinetically and thermodynamically. Three non-polymerising gases, namely oxygen, nitrogen and a 25% hydrogen/75% nitrogen gas mixture, were used for the LTP treatment. It was found that the dyeing rate, dye uptake, standard affinity, heat of dyeing, entropy of dyeing and activation energy of diffusion were improved after the treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists
Volume114
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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