Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials in Water Treatment Technologies
Friday, February 10, 2017
Nathan Bossa, PhD
Nathan Bossa, Ph.D. is a post-doc and visiting scholar from the CEREGE in France.
Abstract: Cellulose, the most prevalent natural polymer, has greatly impacted the world and society in broad reaching areas. Advanced processing, allowed researchers to discover the nanoscale cellulose structures that exhibit extraordinary properties. These nanostructures are naturally occurring and have sizes ranging from a few nanometers to microns with high strength, properties comparable to Kevlar. Generally, CNs can be categorized as cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) or cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs). CNCs are highly crystalline with fewer amorphous regions compared to CNFs.