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Energy efficient production of nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC) from cotton linters by tri-disc refining and its characterization

@inproceedings{Bharimalla2017EnergyEP,
  title={Energy efficient production of nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC) from cotton linters by tri-disc refining and its characterization},
  author={A. K. Bharimalla and Nadanathangam Vigneshwaran and Prashantkumar Gulabrao Patil and Suresh P. Deshmukh},
  year={2017}
}
In this work, nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC) with a diameter in the range of 50 to 200 nm was prepared from bleached cotton linter pulp by a combination of enzymatic and mechanical processes. To circumvent the problem of high energy consumption during mechanical processes, pretreatment with cellulase enzyme was carried out and achieved 27% energy reduction. A custom-designed recirculation setup was used with a Tri-Disc Refiner for repeated refining of the pulp. The crystallinity of the raw… 

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