Surface Interactions and Rheology of Aqueous Cellulose-based Foams (SIRAF)

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Surface Interactions and Rheology of Aqueous Cellulose-based Foams (SIRAF)

Water-free assembly and "light-weighted and strong" are core subjects in the development of the future bioeconomy. This project investigates phenomena affecting materials and processes that offer high performance, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability.

The aim of this project is to reveal the role of physical-chemical interactions that take place between air bubbles and lignocellulosic materials (fibres, nano- and micro- fibrils, etc.) in the presence of surfactants, polymers, mineral micro- and nanoparticles in aqueous foams.

In this proposed project, the strong partnership between VTT and Aalto University is further strengthened and the extensive know how of fibre foam physics at VTT is combined with the strong surface and colloidal chemistry expertise of Aalto University in a unique way taking benefit from both groups.
Short titleSIRAF / Rojas
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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