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Cellulose nanocrystals from cotton stalks for reinforcement of poly vinyl alcohol composites - a research study

Updated : October 2020

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This study presents an innovative avenue of extracting cellulose and cellulose nanocrystals from waste cotton stalks for using them as a reinforcement material in polyvinyl alcohol composites.

It involved detailed chemical and morphological characterization of cotton waste stalks, extracting cellulose nanocrystals and testing their potential for use as a reinforcing material on polymer films using solution casting technique.

Results showed that use of certain concentrations of chemicals could result in high quality nanocrystals extraction and using 3 wt% of crystals in polymer films could enhance their tensile strength and modulus. However, further research is needed in this regard.


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Cellulose nanocrystals from cotton stalk

Cotton waste cellulose for PVA composites

Solution casting for PVA-cellulose composites

Innovative cotton stalk to value techniques

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Geography
| China
Year

2014

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