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Pulp and Paper Industry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128111017, 9780128111024

Pulp and Paper Industry

1st Edition

Nanotechnology in Forest Industry

Author: Pratima Bajpai
Paperback ISBN: 9780128111017
eBook ISBN: 9780128111024
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th September 2016
Page Count: 258
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Pulp and Paper Industry: Nanotechnology in Forest Industry covers the latest scientific and technical advances in the area of nanotechnology in forest sector providing information on recent developments, structure and properties, raw materials and methods for the production of nanocellulose along with their characterization and application in various industries with an analysis of both challenges and opportunities with respect to environmentally sound technologies and consumer concerns such as health effects. Also identifies the key barriers to innovation, and the breakthroughs required to make nanocellulosic materials viable alternatives in the important sectors.

Key Features

  • Thorough review of the evolution and development of different types of nanocelluloses
  • In-depth coverage of preparation and characterization of nanocellulose
  • Use of nanocellulose materials in a wide range of applications
  • Commercial and precommercial developments
  • Challenges and opportunities of nanocellulose market
  • Identifies the key barriers to innovation, and the breakthroughs required to make nanocellulosic materials viable alternatives in the important sectors


Foresters, Material Scientists, Pulp and Paper Technologists/ Engineers, Senior Paper Scientists, Applied Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Professionals, Academics, Analysts, Consultants

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgement
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Raw Materials for Production of Nanocellulose
    • 2.1. Wood, Agricultural Crops, and By-Products
    • 2.2. Bacterial Cellulose
    • 2.3. Animal Cellulose
    • 2.4. Algae
    • 2.5. Tunicate
  • Chapter 3. Structure and Properties of Cellulose and Nanocellulose
  • Chapter 4. Production of Nanocellulose
    • 4.1. Chemical Delignification
    • 4.2. Steam Explosion Process
    • 4.3. Electrospinning Technique
    • 4.4. Refining and High-Pressure Homogenization
    • 4.5. Cryo-Crushing
    • 4.6. Grinding
    • 4.7. Chemical and Enzymatic Methods
    • 4.8. Genetically Modified Algae
  • Chapter 5. Preparation and Properties of Nanocellulose Films
  • Chapter 6. Characterization of Nanocellulose
    • 6.1. Physical Characterization
    • 6.2. Microscopy Characterization
  • Chapter 7. Modification of Nanocellulose to Improve Properties
    • 7.1. Formation of Ionic Groups
    • 7.2. Generation of Hydrophobic Surfaces
    • 7.3. Surface Modification by Adsorption
  • Chapter 8. Applications
    • 8.1. Paper and Paperboard
    • 8.2. Automotive
    • 8.3. Building and Construction
    • 8.4. Textiles
    • 8.5. Biomedical Applications
    • 8.6. Food Industry
    • 8.7. Energy Applications
    • 8.8. Sensors
    • 8.9. Environmental Remediation
    • 8.10. Other Applications
  • Chapter 9. Commercialization Activities
  • Chapter 10. Environmental and Human Health Risks
  • Chapter 11. Challenges and Opportunities
  • Index


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About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has a vast 36 years of experience in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur (India), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Western Ontario (Canada), and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development (India). Dr. Bajpai’s main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper, and environmental biotechnology. She has contributed immensely to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written several advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained 11 patents, written several technical reports, and has implemented several processes in Indian Paper mills. Dr. Bajpai is an active member of the American Society of Microbiologists and is a reviewer of many international research journals. She has also handled several Sponsored Research Projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of the New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India

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