Agricultural wastes: A practical and potential source for the isolation and preparation of cellulose and application in agriculture and different industries

Roohallah Saberi-Riseh, Mozhgan Gholizadeh Vazvani, Mohadeseh Hassanisaadi, Vijay Kumar Thakur*

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Abstract

Cellulose is an organic compound belonging to polysaccharides. This biopolymer is made of glucose subunits. This compound plays an essential role in the structure and strength of plants. This polymer has biodegradable, biocompatible, and renewable properties. Agricultural wastes are excellent sources for cellulose extraction. Agricultural wastes are lignocellulosic materials, and cellulose and lignin are the main components of these wastes. Millions of tons of agricultural waste are thrown away and burned yearly. This large amount of waste leads to environmental pollution and waste of renewable energy resources. Upgrading such waste by developing innovative products such as cellulose nanomaterials and nanocomposites can have high environmental and economic benefits. The intelligent use of agricultural waste as a rich source of cellulose can be primarily responsible for the increase in population and industrialization of countries. Optimal cellulose extraction from agricultural waste can be widely used in various fields of agriculture, industry, medicine, and energy. Different chemical, physical, physicochemical, and biological methods have been presented to extract cellulose and its derivatives from agricultural waste. In this review, we will discuss the position and importance of cellulose, the importance of agricultural waste in the extraction of cellulose, and the use of extracted cellulose from agrarian wastes in various sources.
Original languageEnglish
Article number117904
JournalIndustrial Crops and Products
Volume208
Early online date12 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Feb 2024

Keywords

  • Optimal Extraction
  • Biodegradable
  • Agricultural Waste
  • Cellulose
  • Biocompatible
  • Polymer
  • Lignocellulosic Materials

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