Physicochemical Characterization of Chitin/ Cellulose Binary Composite for Fluoride Removal from Water

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G. Jayapriya, P.N. Sudha


The fairly new idea of biodegradable composites is a relatively recent concept that has the ability to produce the next generation of novel eco-friendly products with excellent performance and a vast range of medical uses, coatings, packaging, automobile applications, and other areas. Biopolymers can be put to use to produce biodegradable composites with stronger thermal, barrier, and mechanical properties than today's biomaterials. For these novel composites, natural biopolymers would be the place to start (chitin and cellulose). The production of composites will be investigated in order to improve one's knowledge of phase compatibility and reinforcement dispersion in the biopolymer matrix. The most important polysaccharides that shape sustainable natural fibers are cellulose and chitin. We used glutaraldehyde, a cross-linking agent, to prepare and describe the chitin/cellulose composite in this analysis. FT-IR, XRD, DSC, and TGA quantities were used to classify the composite. The formulated composite was also used to illustrate defluorination, and the findings were examined.

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