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PALS Newsletter is now available

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on PALS Newsletter is now available

Latest PALS Newsletter is now available. This edition features the launch of PALS Research Hub, staff profile of Dr Christine Browne and the new instrument at BioPRIA.

Cellulose Dissolution in Ionic Liquid: Ion Binding Revealed by Neutron Scattering

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Cellulose Dissolution in Ionic Liquid: Ion Binding Revealed by Neutron Scattering

Our paper has recently been published in Macromolecules. The work investigated dissolution of cellulose in 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolioum acetate (EMIMAc) ionic liquid (IL) using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) with contrast variation. Cellulose and EMIMAc of different deuteration [...]

Multi-Layer Filters: Adsorption and Filtration Mechanisms for Improved Separation

September 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Multi-Layer Filters: Adsorption and Filtration Mechanisms for Improved Separation

Our recent work on the development of multi-layer depth inorganic cellulose filters is published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Filters made of cellulose fiber and perlite particles were prepared using a wet laying papermaking technique. Polyamide-amine-epichlorohydrin [...]

Pickering Emulsions Electrostatically Stabilized by Cellulose Nanocrystals

September 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Pickering Emulsions Electrostatically Stabilized by Cellulose Nanocrystals

This work is recently published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) are explored to stabilize oil/water emulsions for their ability to adsorb at the oil/water interface. In this work, the role of electrostatic forces in [...]

Congratulations to PhD candidate Maisha Maliha whose presentation took out 2nd place in the Appita Australian New Speakers Competition.

August 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Congratulations to PhD candidate Maisha Maliha whose presentation took out 2nd place in the Appita Australian New Speakers Competition.

This morning (17 August 2018) the Appita Australian New Speakers Competition took place at BioPRIA, Monash University. There were six outstanding competitors who fought for their rights to represent Australia at the 2018 Pan Pacific Fibre Value Chain conference [...]

Novel In-situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Novel In-situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite

We are glad to announce the publication of our work "Novel In-Situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite" in Scientific Reports. The article presents a novel and simple diffusion induced in-situ precipitation method [...]

Activity and Longevity of Antibody in Paper-Based Blood Typing Diagnostics

July 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Activity and Longevity of Antibody in Paper-Based Blood Typing Diagnostics

Our new article in Frontiers in Chemistry has been published. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2018.00193/full Abstract: Paper-based diagnostics provide a low-cost, reliable and easy to use mode of blood typing. The shelf-life of such products, however, can be limited [...]

Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase

July 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase

Our article on the “Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase” has been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. This work offers an extensive overview of lignin depolymerization through ligninolytic enzymes to [...]

Patent for in-situ filling of nanocellulose composites

June 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Patent for in-situ filling of nanocellulose composites

BioPRIA is pleased to announce the granting of the patent for a new concept of in-situ filling of nanocellulose composites (WO 2017152217 A1). Entitled "Material composition and method of producing a material composition with enhanced barrier [...]