Nanocellulose: Types, Synthesis and Applications

Based on the current level of ecological awareness, it is difficult to ignore hazardous emissions from any industrial process or human activities because of its adverse impacts on the environment. The substitution of input materials with less- or non-toxic, eco-friendly or renewable raw materials, where possible, has been the concern of various researchers in recent times. Nanocellulose, a subset of nanoparticles obtained from cellulose which is one of the most abundant natural resources globally, has the potential to provide a sustainable, renewable and environmentally benign building blocks, with improved characteristics for diverse applications in the nanotechnology community for the benefit of mankind. In this paper, the three main categories of nanocellulose and synthesis approaches are presented. It's applications in catalysis, thermal insulation, fire retardation, sensing and biosensing, waste water treatment, pharmaceuticals and medicine are highlighted.



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Victor Effiong Etuk, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Innocent Oseribho Oboh, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Benjamin Reuben Etuk, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Esua Okon Johnson, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Kingsley Egemba, University of Uyo, Nigeria

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Conference: ECSEE2018
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste

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