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Nanotechnology and Wood

Dr. Zahra Ranjbar Navazi

Wood is a natural biologically self-assembled polymeric structure (cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose). It is one of the most versatile materials and has been used for centuries in the form of building and structures. However, wood is subjected to intense oxidative degradation processes. Nanomaterials could be used to enhance existing wood-based products in terms of its functionality. Generally, nanoproducts used to protect wood can be classified into two types, namely nanocapsules and nanomaterials. Nanocapsule refers to the pesticides embedded in a polymeric nanocarrier, while nanomaterial is nanosized metals which can be directly impregnated into wood. The characteristics of wood which could be improved via applying nanotechnology include durability, mechanical properties, fire resistance, UV absorption and water absorption.

Date: 18 Eylül 2023

Time: 11:00

Place: Faculty of Engineering 3E05