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Fast and Efficient Production of Cellulose Nanowhiskers for Use in Composite Materials

Executive SummaryCellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) are small needle like structures comprised of nanostructured cellulose that provide greater stiffness and higher tensile strength than conventionally used wood fibers. However, the current production process of CNWs is very costly and time-consuming, which renders commercialization impossible. This innovation...
Published: 3/14/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology

Device and Method for (Drug) Encapsulation

IntroductionThe pharmaceutical industry is reliant upon various methods that deliver medication to patients. Drug encapsulation systems have been of interest due to patient safety concerns and the need to control the high biological availability, or bioavailability, of drugs. Bioavailability indicates the extent and rate at which the active drug or...
Published: 11/17/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Pharmaceutical

Continuous Nano-Hybrid Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biofuels

IntroductionDue to its abundant resources, lignocellulosic biomass is a promising candidate for bioethanol production to reduce the dependence of transportation fuels on petroleum and decrease the greenhouse gas emission. Biomass pretreatment is an essential processing step in the enzymatic hydrolysis of biofuels or pulp from lignocellulosic plants....
Published: 1/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Wei Wang, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s): Biofuels, Biomass, Biomass Ethanol, Cellulose, Ethanol, Lignin Category(s): Biotechnology, Nanotechnology