Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Cellulose aerogel from paper waste for crude oil spill cleaning|
|Citation:||Nguyen, S.T., Feng, J., Le, N.T., Le, A.T.T., Hoang, N., Tan, V.B.C., Duong, H.M. (2013-12-26). Cellulose aerogel from paper waste for crude oil spill cleaning. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52 (51) : 18386-18391. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ie4032567|
|Abstract:||Polyprolylene is commonly used for crude oil spill cleaning, but it has low absorption capacity and is nonbiodegradable. In our work, a green, ultralight, and highly porous material was successfully prepared from paper waste cellulose fibers. The material was functionalized with methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) to enhance its hydrophobicity and oleophilicity. Water contact angles of 143 and 145 were obtained for the MTMS-coated recycled cellulose aerogel. The aerogel achieved high absorption capacities of 18.4, 18.5, and 20.5 g/g for three different crude oils at 25 C, respectively. In the investigated temperature range of 10, 25, 40, and 60 C for the absorption of the tested crude oil on the aerogel, a highest absorption capacity of 24.4 g/g was obtained. It was found that the viscosity of the crude oils is the main factor affecting their absorption onto the aerogel. The strong affinity of the MTMS-coated recycled cellulose aerogel to the oils makes the aerogel a good absorbent for crude oil spill cleaning. © 2013 American Chemical Society.|
|Source Title:||Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Sep 24, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Sep 5, 2018
checked on Sep 22, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.