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An overview on cellulose-based material in tailoring bio-hybrid nanostructured photocatalysts for water treatment and renewable energy applications
- Mohamed, Mohamad Azuwa, Abd Mutalib, Muhazri, Mohd Hir, Zul Adlan, M. Zain, M.F., Mohamad, Abu Bakar, Jeffery Minggu, Lorna, Awang, Nor Asikin, W. Salleh, W.N.
- International journal of biological macromolecules 2017 v.103 pp. 1232-1256
- cellulose, hydrophilicity, nanoparticles, photocatalysts, renewable energy sources, water treatment
- A combination between the nanostructured photocatalyst and cellulose-based materials promotes a new functionality of cellulose towards the development of new bio-hybrid materials for various applications especially in water treatment and renewable energy. The excellent compatibility and association between nanostructured photocatalyst and cellulose-based materials was induced by bio-combability and high hydrophilicity of the cellulose components. The electron rich hydroxyl group of celluloses helps to promote superior interaction with photocatalyst. The formation of bio-hybrid nanostructured are attaining huge interest nowadays due to the synergistic properties of individual cellulose-based material and photocatalyst nanoparticles. Therefore, in this review we introduce some cellulose-based material and discusses its compatibility with nanostructured photocatalyst in terms of physical and chemical properties. In addition, we gather information and evidence on the fabrication techniques of cellulose-based hybrid nanostructured photocatalyst and its recent application in the field of water treatment and renewable energy.