Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Advanced Products from Lignin and Micro- or Nano-fibrillated Cellulose (#70)

Cellulose and lignin are two main components of woody materials used for producing pulp and paper products in many countries. Decreasing demands in printing and writing papers over the last decade, due in part to the advance of internet and other electronic communication media, has generated renewed interest and led to significant efforts worldwide in the development of new products based on lignin, isolable from spent chemical pulping liquors, microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) or nanofibrillated cellulose [NFC, also known as cellulose nanofibrils (CNF)] obtainable from mechanical disintegration of cellulose pulp fibres without or with chemical/enzymatic pretreatment, and cellulose nanocrystals [CNC, also known as nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)] from sulfuric acid hydrolysis or other chemical dissolution of amorphous cellulose. However, much more work is required in developing high-performance, cost-competitive, industrial and consumer products based on lignin, MFC/NFC, or CNC, and in developing green and economical processes for making such products. The focus of this symposium will be on the dissertation of advanced products from lignin, MFC/NFC or CNC, innovative processes for their production, and their potential applications. In addition to a poster session, there will be three oral sessions in this symposium: 1. MFC/NFC-based products and processes. 2. CNC-based products and processes. 3. Products and chemicals from Lignin.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015