Regeneration of cellulose acetate nanofibrous mat from discarded cigarette butts

Hemamalini, Thillaipandian ; Karunakaran, S A; Siva Elango, M K ; Senthilram, T ; Giri Dev, V R

Abstract

Cellulose acetate present in the cigarette butts has beenregenerated into nanofibrous mat. The developed mat is thencharacterized using various analytical tools. Uniform bead-freecellulose acetate fibre is obtained at 12 % w/v concentration ofcellulose acetate. The mat thus obtained exhibits goodantimicrobial property.


Keyword(s)

Antimicrobial property;Cellulose acetate;Cigarettebutts;Electrospinning;Nanofibrous mat;Silver nitrate

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