Search for dissertations about: "Natalia Herrera Vargas"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Natalia Herrera Vargas.

  1. 1. Processing and Properties of Nanostructured Biocomposites

    University dissertation from Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Natalia Herrera Vargas; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Trä och bionanokompositer; Wood and Bionanocomposites;

    Abstract : In this work, nanostructured biocomposite fibers and films with cellulose nanofibers (CNF), cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and chitin nanocrystals (ChNC) were prepared using solutions mixing followed by electrospinning and melt compounding. The main processing challenges for these materials were to find parameters for: 1) fiber alignment in electrospinning, 2) feeding the nanomaterials into the extruder and 3) dispersion and distribution of the nanomaterials in the polymeric matrix. READ MORE

  2. 2. Processing and properties of nanocomposites based on polylactic acid, chitin and cellulose

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå University of Technology

    Author : Natalia Herrera Vargas; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Nanocomposite; Cellulose; Chitin; Extrusion; Polylactic acid; Trä och bionanokompositer; Wood and Bionanocomposites;

    Abstract : The production of bio-based and biodegradable nanocomposites has gained attention during recent years for environmental reasons; however, the large-scale production of these nanocomposites still poses challenges. The objective of this work has been to prepare bio-based and biodegradable nanocomposites via liquid-assisted extrusion and to gain a deeper understanding of the process and the relationship between the process, composition, structure and properties. READ MORE