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ISRN Chemical Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 842021, 4 pages
Research Article

Effect of Sliver Nanoparticles on Wool Fibre

Department of Fashion Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401, India

Received 4 October 2012; Accepted 7 November 2012

Academic Editors: F. Banat and A. Ragauskas

Copyright © 2012 R. Perumalraj. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sliver nanocolloids have been synthesized by chemical reduction of sliver salt solution, characterized by SEM usage of nanoparticles. Sliver nanocolloids are treated with wool fibres and dyed wool fibres (direct and acid dyes). The physical properties, colour strength, and fastness properties have been studied for dyed wool fibres and ordinary wool fibres. It is observed that the fibres with nanotreated fibres have better strength than untreated wool fibres. It is also observed that there is considerable improvement in colour strength and colour fastness of silver nanocolloids-treated wool fibres (dyed).