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Nanometre scale cellulose fibres, or nanocellulose, are emerging materials for various advanced applications. Nanocellulose and Sustainability: Production, Properties, Applications, and Case Studies provides a comprehensive overview of nanocellulose production, nanocellulose properties and nanocellulose in selected applications. This book serves as an entry level reference text for undergraduates, graduate students, researchers and professional engineers working in the area of nanocellulose and sustainability.
Process modelling and techno-economic evaluation of an industrial air-lift bacterial cellulose fermentation process. Production of cellulose nanofibers. Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals: background, conventions, and new developments. Oxidative chemistry in preparation and modification on cellulose nanoparticles. Crystallinity and thermal stability of nanocellulose. Crucial interfacial features of nanocellulose materials. Nanocellulose based membranes for water purification: Fundamental concepts and scale up potential. Applications of Nanocellulose as Optically Transparent Papers and Composites. Application of nanocellulose as Pickering emulsifier. Upgrading the properties of woven and nonwoven (ligno)cellulosic fibre preforms with nanocellulose. Cellulose-based aerogels. Production of cellulose nanocrystals at Alberta Innovates Technology Futures.
Sustainability is rapidly moving from the wings to center stage. Overconsumption of nonrenewable and renewable resources, as well as the concomitant production of waste has brought the world to a crossroads. Green chemistry, along with other green sciences technologies, must play a leading role in bringing about a sustainable society. The Sustainability: Contributions through Science and Technology series focuses on the role science can play in developing technologies that lessen our environmental impact. This highly interdisciplinary series discusses significant and timely topics ranging from energy research to the implementation of sustainable technologies. Our intention is for scientists from a variety of disciplines to provide contributions that recognize how the development of green technologies affects the triple bottom line (society, economic, and environment). The series will be of interest to academics, researchers, professionals, business leaders, policy makers, and students, as well as individuals who want to know the basics of the science and technology of sustainability.