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Nanocellulose Gels: Concepts and Applications

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posted on 09.05.2019 by LLYZA ELLENA MENDOZA
Cellulose can be processed into biodegradable and biocompatible hydrogels via a chemical reaction. These gels were produced and characterised to understand how they form in order to engineer them for applications. Low-density foams were produced from these hydrogels and demonstrated superabsorbent properties. Moreover, the gels were also utilised in biomedical applications as a medium for the separation of molecular mixtures. This work demonstrates the potential of cellulose-based gels to be a commercialised sustainable and renewable nanomaterial.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Gil Garnier

Additional supervisor 1

Warren Batchelor

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

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