Search for dissertations about: "nanocellulose"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 72 swedish dissertations containing the word nanocellulose.

  1. 1. Nanocellulose for Biomedical Applications : Modification, Characterisation and Biocompatibility Studies

    Author : Kai Hua; Natalia Ferraz; Maria Strømme; Albert Mihranyan; Pedro Granja; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Nanocellulose; nanofibrillated cellulose; Cladophora cellulose; biocompatibility; inflammation; surface modification; surface group density; surface topography; Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials; Teknisk fysik med inriktning mot nanoteknologi och funktionella material;

    Abstract : In the past decade there has been increasing interest in exploring the use of nanocellulose in medicine. However, the influence of the physicochemical properties of nanocellulose on the material´s biocompatibility has not been fully investigated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mechanical Pulp-Based Nanocellulose : Processing and applications relating to paper and paperboard, composite films, and foams

    Author : Sinke Henshaw Osong; Per Engstrand; Sven Norgren; Mark Martinez; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; mechanical pulp; thermo-mechanical pulp; chemi-thermomechanical pulp; fractionation; fines; homogenisation; nanocellulose; nano-ligno-cellulose; microfibrillated cellulose; nanofibrillated cellulose; paper; strength properties; crill; TEMPO; nanographite NG ; composite films;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with processing of nanocellulose originating from pulps, with focus on mechanical pulp fibres and fines fractions. The nanocellulose materials produced within this research project were tested for different purposes ranging from strength additives in paper and paperboard products, via composite films to foam materials. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nanocellulose: Energy Applications and Self-Assembly

    Author : Valentina Guccini; German Salazar-Alvarez; Olli Ikkala; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; nanocellulose; self-assembly; fuel cell; lithium ion battery; materialkemi; Materials Chemistry;

    Abstract : Technologies based on renewable materials are required to decrease the environmental cost and promote the development of a sustainable society. In this regard, nanocellulose extracted from wood finds many applications thanks to its intrinsic mechanical and chemical properties as well as the versatility in its manufacturing processes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Oxidized Cladophora nanocellulose derivatives : Functionalization towards biocompatible materials

    Author : Igor Rocha; Jonas Lindh; Natalia Ferraz; Albert Mihranyan; Maria Strömme; Eva Malmström Jonsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Cladophora nanocellulose; TEMPO oxidation; periodate oxidation; sulfonation; cellulose beads; surface properties; biomaterials; cell studies; hemocompatibility;

    Abstract : Nanocellulose is a promising candidate for biomedical applications because of its enhanced mechanical properties, increased surface area and greater porosity compared to bulk cellulose.This thesis investigates the functionalization of Cladophora nanocellulose and evaluates the influence of these modifications on physicochemical properties and biocompatibility of the material. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nanocellulose and Its Biohybrids for Water Purification : Atomic Force Microscopy as a Tool to Probe Surface Properties and Interactions

    Author : Chuantao Zhu; Aji P. Mathew; Sven Öberg; Monika Österberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Atomic force microscopy; nanocellulose; water purification; surface interaction; biohybrids; self-assembly; metal ion clustering; materialkemi; Materials Chemistry;

    Abstract : Nanocellulose has been explored extensively in recent years as an adsorbent due to its promising performance in the removal of charged contaminants from water. In this thesis, various atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques are used to understand the surface characteristics and specific interactions of nanocellulose with water contaminants (heavy metal ions and dyes) and nanoscale entities (Graphene Oxide (GO) and Graphene Oxide nanocolloids (nanoGO)), and explain the mechanisms related to adsorption, metal ion clustering, self-assembly and mechanical reinforcement. READ MORE