Dr Sarani Zakaria 

This research will examine the behaviour of nano cellulose membranes from palm oil pulp, which hold promise for the treatment of heavy metals, desalination of seawater and the removal of pathogens.

Economy: Malaysia

Partnering Australian Institution: Flinders University

Project Title: Creating nano cellulose membrane from palm oil pulp

Project Outline:

This research will be focused on the gelation behaviour of cellulose solutions dissolved at low temperature, with a dispersion of graphene. The chemical, mechanical and physical properties of the resulting cellulose-graphene-membranes will then be characterised and evaluated for water flux. These membranes hold promise for the treatment of heavy metals, desalination of seawater and removal of pathogens.

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