Manufacture of nanocellulose-rubber-clay composite pellets for the removal of dyes in textile effluents

Project: Research

Project Details


The textile industry, among others, emits aqueous pollutants harmful to water bodies. Its elimination requires specific and expensive treatments. In turn, agricultural activity in our country represents a source of organic waste that can be revalued. A product with these characteristics is tare, which is processed for the production of rubber and dust, and tannins, processing that leaves transformable waste. Taking into account this situation, the investigation proposes the preparation of pellets based on the nanocellulose obtained from the waste from the production of tara gum and activated clay, for its use in the removal of methylene blue from the textile industry.

Key findings

Remoción de colorantes industriales aplicados en la industria textil utilizando utilizando los pellets de arcilla-nanocelulosa.
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/03/20

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research areas and lines

  • Health
  • Sanitation
  • Biodiversity products
  • Water, soil and air
  • Environment
  • Eco-efficiency and clean technologies
  • Advanced materials

Kind of research

  • Applied


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