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Handbook of Nonwoven Filter Media - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080983011, 9780080983028

Handbook of Nonwoven Filter Media

2nd Edition

Author: Irwin M. Hutten
eBook ISBN: 9780080983028
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080983011
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st October 2015
Page Count: 674
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The Handbook of Nonwoven Filter Media, Second Edition provides readers with a fundamental understanding of nonwoven filter media. It is one of the few books dealing exclusively with the subject, and is primarily intended as a reference for people in the nonwovens industry (industry and academic researchers, technical, marketing , and quality control personnel) and universities offering courses in filtration theory and practice and nonwovens technology.

The book includes applications for gas, liquid, and engine filtration, and identifies the types of filter media used in these applications. The various separation technologies that can be achieved with nonwoven filter media are revealed and discussed. Theoretical presentation is based on flow through porous media, and is developed around a nonwovens or engineered fabrics orientation.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest information on legislative, regulatory, environmental and sustainability issues affecting the nonwovens and filtration industries
  • Includes a comprehensive discussion of Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) by Dr. George Chase, University of Akron, USA
  • Includes the latest Global and North American marketing statistics for filters and filter media prepared by Brad Kalil of INDA.


Chemical Engineers, Process Engineers, Mechanical Engineers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Nonwoven Filter media
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Filtration and Separation Defined
1.3 Nonwovens Defined
1.4 Definition of Filter Media
1.5 Nonwoven Filter Media Defined
1.6 What is not a Nonwoven Filter Media
1.7 Classification of Nonwovens by Process
1.8 The challenges of Nonwoven Filter Media

Chapter 2 - Filtration Mechanisms and Theory
2.1 Filtration Mechanisms
2.2 Filtration Theory
2.3 Particle Filtration
2.4 Structure of Fibrous Filters
2.5 Introduction to CFD (written by George G. Chase, Ph.D.)

Chapter 3 - Properties of Nonwoven Filter Media
3.1 Characteristics and Properties of Air Laid Webs
3.2 Characteristics and Properties of Dry Laid Webs
3.3 Characteristics and Properties of Melt-spun Webs
3.4 Characteristics and Properties of Flash-spun Webs
3.5 Nanofiber Spun Webs
3.6 Characteristics and Properties of Wet Laid Webs
3.7 Electret Filter Media
3.8 Composite Structures
3.9 Coalescing Media
3.10 Sorption Media
3.11 Antimicrobial Media
3.12 Catalytic Media
3.13 Membrane Filter Media

Chapter 4 - Raw Materials for Nonwoven Filter Media
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Polymers
4.3 Fibers
4.4 Resins and Binders
4.5 Additives and Finishes
4.6 Materials for Membrane Filters

Chapter 5 - Processes for Nonwoven Filter Media
5.1 Dry Formed
5.2 Meltspun Webs
5.3 Electrospun Webs
5.4 Centrifugal Spinning
5.5 Solution Spun Webs
5.6 Wet Lay Process
5.7 Composite Structures
5.8 The Pleating Process
5.9 Membranes

Chapter 6 - Testing of Nonwoven Filter Media
6.1 Grammage or Basis Weight
6.2 Volatiles and Moisture Content
6.3 Formaldehyde Content
6.4 Caliper or Thickness
6.5 Air Permeability
6.6 Density and Bulk
6.7 Solidity and Porosity
6.8 Pore Size and Pore Structure
6.9 Other Techniques for Measuring Porosity, Pore Size, and Structure
6.10 Strength Properties
6.11 Water Repellency and Water/Moisture Resistance
6.12 Flammability
6.13 Color
6.14 Filter Media Filtration Testing

Chapter 7 - Liquid Filter Applications
7.1 Introduction to Liquid Filter Applications
7.2 Nonwoven Filter Media for Liquid Filter Applications
7.3 Filters that Use Nonwoven Filter Media
7.4 Testing of Liquid Filters
7.5 Membrane Filtration

Chapter 8 - Air Filter Applications
8.1 Industrial Air Filtration
8.2 Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
8.3 High Efficiency Air Filtration
8.4 Gas Turbine Air Intake Filters
8.5 Respirators, Gas Masks, and Facemasks
8.6 Vacuum cleaners
8.7 Air purifiers

Chapter 9 - Engine Filtration
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Lube Oil Filtration
9.3 Air Intake Filtration (AIF)
9.4 Cabin Air Filtration
9.5 Fuel Filtration

Chapter 10 - Federal Law and Regulatory Activity that may Relate to Nonwoven Filter Media

Chapter 11 - Standards for Nonwoven Filter Media
11.1 Standards and Trade Organizations that have Standards, Registrations, and/or Certifications Related to Filter Media
11.2 Standards Organizations
11.3 Standards Related to Nonwoven Filter Media
11.4 INDA – EDANA Harmonized Test Methods



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About the Author

Irwin M. Hutten

Marshall Hutten is well-known throughout the nonwoven industry and brings enormous experience and knowledge to this Handbook. He has been actively involved with fibers, paper and nonwovens for almost 50 years. He has worked for Monsanto, DuPont, Dexter, James River, the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Hollingsworth and Vose Co., and Shandong Puri Filter in Shandong China. He is now a consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Filtration Consultant, Delray Beach, USA

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