Biofibers as Absorbents

Abstract

Keratin biofibers separated from chicken feathers were used to prepare polyurethane–keratin membranes for the removal of hexavalent chromium [11Sau]. Table 75.1 shows the chromium removal efficiency of the polyurethane–keratin membranes. As seen from the table, up to 38 % removal could be achieved depending on the type of modification done for the keratin fibers.

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Biofibers as Absorbents
Book Title
Innovative Biofibers from Renewable Resources
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Miscellaneous Applications of Biofibers from Renewable Resource
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45136-6
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45136-6_75
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  • Narendra Reddy (3)
  • Yiqi Yang (4)
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  • 3 Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Bangalore, India
  • 4 Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
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