Accession Number : ADA189344

Title :   Moisture, Liquid and Textiles - A Critical Review,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Crow, Rita M

PDF Url : ADA189344

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This paper reviews the basic theories of moisture and liquid transport. The methods used to measure liquid-substrate interaction are summarized, compared and discussed as to use. The wetting properties of fibres, yarns, fabrics, chemically-modified fibres and chemically-treated fabrics as determined by many researchers are presented, as well as the results of moisture transfer from fabric layer to fabric layer. Recommendations are proposed for areas where additional research is required on wetting properties to provide a more adequate base for the intelligent design of wicking systems for clothing.

Descriptors :   *LIQUIDS, *MOISTURE, *TEXTILES, *TRANSPORT, FABRICS, FIBERS, LAYERS, THEORY, TRANSFER, WETTING, YARNS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE