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CytroCell: Valued Cellulose from Citrus Processing Waste

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2021 / Approved: 8 January 2021 / Online: 8 January 2021 (13:25:17 CET)

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Scurria, A.; Albanese, L.; Pagliaro, M.; Zabini, F.; Giordano, F.; Meneguzzo, F.; Ciriminna, R. CytroCell: Valued Cellulose from Citrus Processing Waste. Molecules 2021, 26, 596. Scurria, A.; Albanese, L.; Pagliaro, M.; Zabini, F.; Giordano, F.; Meneguzzo, F.; Ciriminna, R. CytroCell: Valued Cellulose from Citrus Processing Waste. Molecules 2021, 26, 596.

Journal reference: Molecules 2021, 26, 596
DOI: 10.3390/molecules26030596

Abstract

Named herein “CytroCell”, the cellulosic material obtained via hydrodynamic cavitation of citrus processing waste in water is cellulose of low crystallinity, high porosity, good water holding capacity and good dispersibility in water. These properties, here demonstrated for the first time for lemon and grapefruit CytroCell, open the route to mass scale production of a useful functional material from a cheap and abundant biowaste. The process, indeed, does not require any pre-treatment of the raw material, and does not use acid, alkali, chemical oxidants or enzymes.

Subject Areas

cellulose; lemon; grapefruit; citrus processing waste; hydrodynamic cavitation; bioeconomy

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