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Cellulose Nanocrystal as a New Promising Candidate in Textile Wastewater Treatment

Publication Type : Book Chapter

Publisher : Springer

Source : Springer 2022, ISBN 978-981-19-2831-4

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Physical Sciences

Year : 2022

Abstract : Water pollution from various sources is a serious issue growing on at a worldwide level that must be addressed on an emergency basis in order to provide access for all humans to clean and safe water for consumption. Textile industry is one of the major water pollution sources, from where pollutants of various types can mix up with water leading to heavily contaminated water. Researchers have developed and attempted to bring down water pollution from textile industrial effluents in the past several decades. Cellulose nanocrystals are new class of materials originating from cellulose family which have been profoundly used in environmental chemistry, which can be seen from the steadily increasing number of research articles published on cellulose nanocrystals in the last decade. Cellulose nanocrystals are renewable, biodegradable, mechanically strong and liquid crystalline in nature. Despite these prominent features, often cellulose nanocrystals are not employed in textile wastewater treatment at their natural state due to poor pollutant removal efficiency. To rectify this impediment, functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals is carried out or their nanocomposites are prepared before their application in textile wastewater treatment. This book chapter discusses all the recent contributions made towards the utilization of cellulose nanocrystal-based materials for textile wastewater treatment. Preparation, pollutant removal efficacy and other advantages of using the cellulose nanocrystalline derivatives for textile wastewater have been highlighted.

Cite this Research Publication : SwarnalathaVenkatanarasimhan, D. Gangadharan, and ThilagavathyPalanisamy, Cellulose Nanocrystal as a New Promising Candidate in Textile Wastewater Treatment, Springer 2022, ISBN 978-981-19-2831-4

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