Biotechnological process for manufacturing cellulosic products with added value.Supervisor: prof. Ing. Anton Marcinčin, PhD.
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|Project description:||The effort focuses on developing a novel biotechnology-based process for converting cellulose into a variety of shaped items with high value. The method is based on the scientific innovation of using safe and biodegradable enzymes instead of toxic and hazardous carbon disulphide, CS2, in order to produce cellulosic regenerated products. The success is achieved by gathering the understanding of the enzymatic action on cellulose and by exploiting this knowledge for the development work. The technology to be developed has a real potential to entirely eliminate CS2 needed in the current production method, and as a consequence, is regarded as an environmental technology, which helps to improve economic growth by reducing environmental protection costs. The life cycle environmental impact of the end-products (cellulosic fibres, films, casings, sponges, and coatings) is also substantially lower as compared to that of the viscose-based products. Furthermore, the new products are able to replace some of the oil-based products, which reduce emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.|
|Kind of project:||6. rámcový program ()|
|Department:||Department of Fibres and Textile Chemistry (IPM FCFT)|
|Project status:||Successfully completed|
|Project start date :||01. 03. 2004|
|Project close date:||28. 02. 2007|
|Number of workers in the project:||2|
|Number of official workers in the project:||0|