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Overview of inexpensive production routes of bacterial cellulose and its applications in biomedical engineering

Salihu, Rabiu and Choi, Yee Foong and Abd. Razak, Saiful Izwan and Abdul Kadir, Mohammed Rafiq and Mohd. Yusof, Abdul Halim and Mat Nayan, Nadirul Hasraf (2019) Overview of inexpensive production routes of bacterial cellulose and its applications in biomedical engineering. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 53 (1-2). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0576-9787


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.35812/cellulosechemtechnol.20...


Bacterial cellulose (BC) is an innovative polymeric nanofibre, which meets the demands of rapidly advancing industries, such as biomedical engineering, food packaging, pulp and paper and electrical appliance engineering. The versatility of bacterial cellulose is largely due to its unique properties, such as high crystallinity, high thermal stability, high water absorption capacity, hydrophilicity, good mechanical strength, biodegradability, high biocompatibility and high porosity, making it well-suited for applications in various fields. In recent years, advances for enhancing the applicability of BC through modification and its inclusion into composites have been in focus. Unfortunately, despite the multiple advantages it offers, the production cost of BC is too high, thus reducing/limiting its commercial attractiveness and industrial scale production. This paper is an overview of the current research trends for developing cheaper BC production pathways and of recent advances performed so far with the prospect of enhancing its potential application in biomedical engineering.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bacterial cellulose, biomedical engineering, composites, nanofibre
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
ID Code:87740
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 21:15
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 21:15

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