Development of cellulose nanofibre quality with mechanical energy: Effect of starting chemical composition

Praveena Raj, Alireza Mayahi, Wikckramarachchige Don Thilina Lakmal Gunawardhana, Swambabu Varanasi, Gil Garnier, Antonio Frank Patti, Darren Martin, Warren Jeffrey Batchelor

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The gel point is the lowest solids content at which a fibre suspension forms a continuously connected network [1, 2] and is related to the fibre aspect ratio. We have previously shown that cellulose nanofibre aspect ratio is a critical fibre parameter controlling network formation in sheet forming and sheet mechanical properties [3-5] and that gel-point can be measured from data of final sediment height and initial solids concentration, for a range of dilute suspensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Paper Physics Seminar 2016
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherTechnische Universitat Darmstadt
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783000540011
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
EventProgress in Paper Physics Seminar 2016 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016


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