Abstract

Plastic microbeads, used in a range sizes and products including cosmetics, are a wide spread and concerningsource of waste primarily due to their small size and environmental persistence. Microbeads formed fromcellulose overcome these issues by being readily biodegradable. Our research details the first example of theproduction of cellulose microbeads from an ionic liquid solvent system utilising continuous, scalable membranetechnology with the aim of creating replacements for plastic microbeads.

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cellulose
plastics
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cosmetics
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Coombs O'Brien, J., Mattia, D., & Scott, J. (2017). Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification. Poster session presented at New horizons for nanocellulose technology, London, UK United Kingdom.

Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification. / Coombs O'Brien, James; Mattia, Davide; Scott, Janet.

2017. Poster session presented at New horizons for nanocellulose technology, London, UK United Kingdom.

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Coombs O'Brien, J, Mattia, D & Scott, J 2017, 'Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification' New horizons for nanocellulose technology, London, UK United Kingdom, 2/05/17 - 3/05/17, .
Coombs O'Brien J, Mattia D, Scott J. Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification. 2017. Poster session presented at New horizons for nanocellulose technology, London, UK United Kingdom.
Coombs O'Brien, James ; Mattia, Davide ; Scott, Janet. / Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification. Poster session presented at New horizons for nanocellulose technology, London, UK United Kingdom.
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