Special Issue "Advances in Cellulose Nanomaterials Production and Applications"

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Biotechnology and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2021) | Viewed by 446

Special Issue Editors

USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI 53726, USA
Interests: mechanical and chemical pretreatments of lignocellulose biomass for bioconversion; biorefinery process integration for efficient production of bioenergy and bioproducts; biomass feedstock characterization; fundamentals on cell wall deconstruction and interaction of cell wall components with cellulse enzymes; fiberresources, properties, characterization, and modification; production, characterization, and utilization of cellulose nanomaterials; fiber production through mechanical and chemical pulping; secondary fiberrecovery and utilization
Forest Products Development Center, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36830, USA
Interests: nanocellulose; value-added products from biomass; surface chemistry and interfaces; colloids; nanocomposites; hydrogels; sensing and detection
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Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
Interests: biopolymers; polysaccharide; cellulose nanomaterials; cellulose nanofibers
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Fiber and Chemical Sciences Research, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Madison, WI 53726-2398, USA
Interests: cellulose nanomaterials; lignin and cellulose-crystallinity; wood enzyme hydrolysis; wood cell wall nanostructure; Raman spectroscopy; characterzation; nanocelluloses; nanocellulose-composites; wood; lignocelluloses; surface enhanced raman; cellulose interactions with water; raman database; lignin models; spectra interpretation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cellulose nanomaterials have been attracting great attention recently in the research community for their unique morphological, mechanical, and optical properties for a variety of applications for sustainable economic development. Cellulose is renewable and found in abundance; however, only with the sustainable production of cellulose nanomaterials can the materials become truly sustainable. Existing production methods, while having achieved great success in providing materials for laboratory applications, are mostly expensive and have unintended impacts on the environment. As a result, their commercial applications remain a challenge.

Manuscripts are welcomed for submission to cover the topics of the novel and sustainable production of cellulose nanomaterials, including microscale cellulose fibrils, from a variety of natural resources; the characterization of such materials; the varied applications of such materials (including papermaking, composites, viscosity modifiers, 3D printing, biomedical and optical applications, etc.); as well as using the biorefinery approach to valorize all components of lignocellulosic materials in addition to producing lignocellulosic nanomaterials.

Dr. Junyong Zhu
Assist. Prof. Dr. Maria Soledad Peresin
Prof. Dr. Min Wu
Dr. Umesh Agarwal
Guest Editors

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  • cellulose nanocrystals
  • fibrils
  • hydrogel
  • aerogel
  • emulsion
  • self-assembly
  • nanocomposites

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