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Development of Nanocellulose from Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) via Acid Hydrolysis using Sulfuric Acid (H2S04)

Mukhtar, Nur lzyan (2010) Development of Nanocellulose from Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) via Acid Hydrolysis using Sulfuric Acid (H2S04). Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study is important because the current situation of usage of plastics can bring harm to health and environment. Since cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer in the biosphere, it is viewed as a potential material to reduce widespread use of plastics. Nanocellulose is a potential material for reinforcement as the reported tensile strength is very high compared to other polymers Thus, in this work; a study on the feasibility of developing nanocellulose from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) by acid hydrolysis was carried out. Parameters such as hydrolysis temperature and acid concentration are controlled during experiments. The final products were characterized using several analyzers >uch as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM). Nanocellulose obtained will be used as reinforcement in starch composite films to develop nanocomposite.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Material Development
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 10:52
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:43
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10066

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