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The leading blog on nanocellulose

Aji Mathew

Assoc. Prof Mathew (Materials Chemistry, Stockholm University) has about 14 years of experience in the field of nanocellulose, its nanocomposites, and functional materials. She is successfully coordinated EU FP7 project NanoSelect 2012-2016, focusing on nanocellulose based membranes for water purification. Her current research activities are on processing and characterization of nanocellulose from different natural resources and their use in water cleaning membranes, reinforced bionanocomposites, biomedical implants, etc

Recent Posts

Coatings, adhesives/sealants

Exilva Microfibrillated Cellulose & Hydroxyethyl Cellulose: anti-settling & anti-sedimentation because of yield stress

19. November 2019

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) and Exilva microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) can both be used as rheology modifiers in a variety of industries to prevent sedimentation and settling. In this article, I review the ability of the materials to give a yield stress in a waterbased system and, because of that, provide anti-settling and anti-sedimentation behavior. Tune-in on a comparison between these two rheology additives.

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29. November 2016

What has microfibrillated cellulose to do with water purification ?

The use of cellulose in the form of filter paper is known for long. Still, we see limited use in water purification since most of the impurities flow through a standard filter paper. What happens if we use cellulose micro- or nanofibers instead to make paper or flat sheets? How do these sustainable materials perform in water purification applications? Our guest writer, Assoc. Prof. Aji Mathew, shares her thoughts.

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