Management of citrus waste by switching in the production of nanocellulose.

  title={Management of citrus waste by switching in the production of nanocellulose.},
  author={Sania Naz and Naveed Ahmad and Javeed Akhtar and Nasir M. Ahmad and Attarad Ali and Muhammad Zia},
  journal={IET nanobiotechnology},
  volume={10 6},
  • S. NazN. Ahmad M. Zia
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • Medicine, Materials Science
  • IET nanobiotechnology
Citrus fruit processing industries produce a vast quantity of waste materials as peel and pulp that are not handled properly. In present study, waste generated from citrus has been used for extraction of cellulose and nanocellulose. The aggregated cellulose, derived after alkaline treatment, was acid hydrolysed; resulted in reduction of the size of cellulose fibre. The cellulose showed amorphous structure revealed by X-ray diffraction analysis. Scanning electron microscopy analysis explained… 

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