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Recent Advances in Lignocellulosic Fiber-Polymer

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Guest Editors

Nathalie Marlin, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Process Engineering for Biorefinery, Bio-based Materials and Functional Printing, Grenoble-INP, France
Dr. Nathalie Marlin has been Associate Professor at Grenoble-INP since 2002. She is teaching lignocellulosic biomass chemistry and paper and board recycling processes at Grenoble INP-Pagora, the Graduate School of Engineering in Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials located at Grenoble, France. Since 2020, she has been the leader of the BioChip research group (Biorefinery: chemistry and eco-processes) of LGP2, the Laboratory of Process Engineering for Biorefinery, Bio-based Materials and Functional Printing, Grenoble, France. She regularly supervises Ph.D. students and post-docs. She conducts innovative research in order to meet economic and societal expectations with regard to sustainable development (green chemistry, biorefinery, clean processes, recycling, bio-sourced materials, and renewable energies). She participated in EU and national research projects on lignocellulosic biomass valorization and recycling. Her research interest includes chemistry applied to vegetal resources, oxidative processes as well separation processes for paper and board recycling. She is the author of more than 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

Ramzi Khiari, Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering, Higher Institute of Technological Studies, Tunisia
Dr. Ramzi Khiari is a senior lecturer at the Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Ksar-Hellal (Monastir, Tunisia) in the Department of Textile Engineering. He graduated in 2005 from the National Engineering School of Monastir in the specialty of Textile Chemistry before getting a Master's degree (2007) from the same institution. Then, he performed a sandwich Ph.D. thesis (2010) between ENIM from the University of Monastir in Tunisia and Grenoble INP in France. Finally, in 2017, he got the diploma of "Habilitation Universitaire" from the University of Monastir, and in 2020 he got the diploma "Habilitation à diriger des Recherches" in Grenoble INP. His research interests focus on the valorization of biomass at multi-scale levels, namely: fibers, nanocellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses, and their use as potential raw materials in several industrial applications (Textile, papermaking, polymeric materials, composites, and nanocomposites). A particular focus is given to vegetal biomass from annual plants, particularly agricultural residues, and industrial wastes. During his career, he coordinated several research projects, mainly projects with industry, and supervised various postgraduation students. He has been a member of scientific committees and organizing committees and participated in national/international evaluation boards.

Mohammad JAWAID, Professor, Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Mohammad JAWAID is Senior Fellow (Professor) at Biocomposite Laboratory, INTROP, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also a Visiting professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, and Distinguished Visiting Professor MJIIT-UTM, Malaysia. Research interests include Hybrid Composites, Advance Materials, Nano Composites, and Biopolymer. He has published over 400 Peer reviewed journal papers. 10 Published review papers under Top 25 hot articles. He is the reviewer of several high-impact Journals. He has 12 Intellectual property rights (6 patents and 6 Copyrights).

Summary

Lignocellulosic material, one of the most versatile and broadly found biopolymers in nature, has widely been utilized in several applications. Recent advances in lignocellulosic micro- and nanomaterials open opportunities for more advanced Lignocellulosic Fiber-Polymer (LCFP) applications in automobiles, energy storage devices, sensors, hydrogels, 3D printings, food packaging, coatings, constructions, textile, and medical materials. In this context, our special issue is intended to provide a new collection for sharing recent advances in LCFP with relevant topics to include, but not limited to:

• Recent advances in lignocellulosic micro- and nano-fiber processing, extraction, and characterization in relation to LCFP applications

• Recyclability, composability, and biodegradability of packaging materials of LCFP

• Modeling and simulation of LCFP structure and manufacturing processes

• Additive manufacturing with LCFP formulations (rheology behavior,..)

• LCFP applications in automobiles, energy storage devices, sensors, hydrogels, 3D printings, food packaging, coatings, constructions, and medical materials 


Keywords

Cellulose; Lignin, Sustainability material; Nanomaterials; Green chemistry; Applications

Published Papers


  • Open Access

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    Optimization and Characterization of Combined Degumming Process of Typha angustata L. Stem Fibers

    Sana Rezig, Foued Khoffi, Mounir Jaouadi, Asma Eloudiani, Slah Msahli
    Journal of Renewable Materials, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2024.049935
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Recent Advances in Lignocellulosic Fiber-Polymer)
    Abstract Plant derived natural fibers have been widely investigated as alternatives to synthetic fibers in reinforcing polymers. Researchers over the years have explored many plant fibers using different extraction processes to study their physical, chemical, and mechanical properties. In this context, the present study relates to the extraction, characterization, and optimization of Typha angustata L. stem fibers. For this purpose, desirability functions and response surface methodology were applied to simultaneously optimize the diameter (D), linear density (LD); yield (Y), lignin fraction (L), and tenacity (T) of Typha stem fibers. Typha stems have been subjected to both alkali (NaOH) and enzymatic… More >

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