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.
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
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/05/nanocellulose-technology/

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ConferenceNew horizons for nanocellulose technology
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period2/05/173/05/17
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emulsifying
cellulose
plastics
biodegradability
cosmetics
ionic liquids

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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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