Special Issue "Current Developments in Cellulose Based Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Prof. Dr. Yulin Deng
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Renewable Bioproducts Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, 500 10th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332-0620, USA
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Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis and self-assembling; biofuel and biomass materials; colloid and interface science and engineering polymer synthesis; papermaking and paper recycling
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), not only offer a sustainable and greener alternative for petroleum products, but also have high Young’s modulus, high strength, and are light weight, biodegradable, and biocompatible. These advantageous properties of cellulosic materials led to great interest in both fundamental studies and practical applications of CNCs and CNFs. The applications of cellulose based nanomaterials are very broad, such as high strength and low density composites, aerogels, oil/water separations, soft electronics, biosensors, hydrogels, drug delivery, energy devices, etc. According to the TAPPI (Technology Association of Pulp and Paper Institute) report, global demand for nanocellulose market was valued at USD 65.0 million in 2015, and is expected to reach USD 530.0 million in 2021, a growth of around 30.0% between 2016 and 2021. In terms of volume, the global nanocellulose market stood at 13,870 tons in 2015.
This Special Issue will publish both original studies and review articles, focusing on the following topics related to CNFs and CNCs
- New technologies on high quality low cost manufacturing nanocellulosic materials
- Characterization method developments
- Chemical and physical modifications
- Novel applications
- Economic and environmental analysis of using CNFs and CNCs
Prof. Dr. Yulin Deng
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