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A Brief Review of Nanocellulose Based Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation

Department of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Fibers 2019, 7(5), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7050040
Received: 30 March 2019 / Revised: 26 April 2019 / Accepted: 29 April 2019 / Published: 6 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Hollow Fiber Membrane 2019)
Due to the high specific surface area, high mechanical strength and broad possibility of surface modification, nanocellulose has obtained much attention as a new class of bio-based nanomaterials with promising potential in a wide variety of applications. Recently, a considerable amount of research has been aimed to the fabrication of nanocellulose based hybrid membranes for water treatment. However, nanocellulose based hybrid gas separation membrane is still a new research area. Herein, we force on recent advancements in the fabrication methods and separation performances of nanocellulose-based hybrid membranes for CO2 separation, the transport mechanisms involved, along with the challenges in the utilization of nanocellulose in membranes. Finally, some perspectives on future R&D of nanocellulose-based membranes for CO2 separation are proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellulose nanofibers; cellulose nanocrystals; membranes; CO2; gas separation cellulose nanofibers; cellulose nanocrystals; membranes; CO2; gas separation
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Dai, Z.; Ottesen, V.; Deng, J.; Helberg, R.M.L.; Deng, L. A Brief Review of Nanocellulose Based Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation. Fibers 2019, 7, 40.

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