Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials in Water Treatment Technologies

Friday, February 10, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
125 Hudson Hall


Nathan Bossa, PhD

Nathan Bossa, Ph.D. is a post-doc and visiting scholar from the CEREGE in France.

Abstract: Cellulose, the most prevalent natural polymer, has greatly impacted the world and society in broad reaching areas. Advanced processing, allowed researchers to discover the nanoscale cellulose structures that exhibit extraordinary properties. These nanostructures are naturally occurring and have sizes ranging from a few nanometers to microns with high strength, properties comparable to Kevlar. Generally, CNs can be categorized as cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) or cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs). CNCs are highly crystalline with fewer amorphous regions compared to CNFs.