Table of Contents
Journal of Textiles
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 571024, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/571024
Research Article

Heat Generation by Polypyrrole Coated Glass Fabric

1Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 2, 46117 Liberec, Czech Republic
2Department of Textile Engineering, BUITEMS, 87100 Quetta, Pakistan

Received 6 January 2013; Revised 19 June 2013; Accepted 2 August 2013

Academic Editor: Shuichi Tanoue

Copyright © 2013 A. M. Rehan Abbasi et al. 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.

Abstract

Vapor deposition technique was employed to coat polypyrrole (PPy) on glass substrate using FeCl3 as oxidant and p-toluenesulfonic acid (OTs) as doping agent. The Joule heating effect of PPy coated E-glass fabric was studied by supplying various DC electric fields. The coated fabric exhibited reasonable electrical stability, possessed medium electrical conductivity and was effective in heat generation. An increase in temperature of conductive fabric subjected to constant voltage was observed whereas decrease in power consumption was recorded. Thickness of PPy coating on glass fibers was analyzed by Laser confocal microscope and scanning electron microscope.