Nano 2019 Receives Record Number of Submissions

Derived from more than 300 submissions, the technical program for TAPPI’s 2019 International Conference on Renewable Nanomaterials (TAPPI NANO 2019) has been announced and is now available online. The record amount of submissions resulted in the addition of four sessions (with 16 presentations) on the last day of the Conference, running 3-7 June, in Chiba, Japan. The first is examined below, while the others will be featured in upcoming articles. The first addition is:

Session 24: Non‐Traditional Methods for Nano‐Lignocellulose Extraction. Presentations focus on new production and extraction methods and techniques:

  • Isolation of Nanocellulose From Biomass via Nontraditional Routes – Fen Jiang, The University of British Columbia. Recent works on nanocellulose isolation using nontraditional routes will be presented, including both acid hydrolysis using solid acid catalysts and lignin containing holocellulose as starting materials. 
  • Green Preparation of Cellulose NanocrystalsUsing Lignin‐Based Solid Acid Catalyst – Shiyun Zhu, South China University of Technology. This presentation provides a novel, low-cost and environmental benign strategy to prepare CNCs hydrolyzed by lignin-based solid acid catalyst derived from the by-product of cellulosic ethanol with potential for green, sustainable production of cellulose nanocrystals on a large commercial scale.
  • Preparation of Carboxymethyl Nanocellulose Fibers with Tree‐like Structure Using a Recyclable Etherification – Ziqiang Shao, Beijing Institute of Technology. This presentation details a simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly method of producing CMCNFs that will expand the application field of nanocellulose. 
  • Continuous Production of Cellulose Nanocrystals in a Microfluidic Reactor System: An Industrial Viable Approach – Prodyut Dhar, Kyoto University. This study describes the development of novel types of microfluidic reactors which can be used for the simultaneous production as well as purification of CNCs through a continuous approach.

TAPPI NANO 2019 features more than 30 technical sessions designed to deliver the latest in renewable nanomaterials. Explore the Technical Program for a complete list, and visit the TAPPI homepage frequently for more articles outlining session topics and other conference offerings.