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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
EventNew horizons for nanocellulose technology - The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 2 May 20173 May 2017


ConferenceNew horizons for nanocellulose technology
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
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