The Influence of Woven Fabric Structure on Kinetics of Water Sorption

Mohamed Hamdaoui, Sawssen Achour, Ben Nasrallah, Mohamed Hamdaoui
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics   unpublished
In this paper, the results of an experimental study designed to determine the kinetics of water sorption on cotton fabrics are presented. The dynamic water sorption of cotton fabrics was gravimetrically investigated at 20°C by using an experimental device, which assured the vertical suspension of the cloth surface and permitted the measurement of the mass of liquid rising in the fabric. A good fit of the experimental data with the parallel exponential kinetics model was found. The results show
more » ... hat the weave structure and the number of yarns per centimeter had a significant influence on the model parameters and the kinetic rate of sorption.