Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 734–738 | Cite as

Cellulose/carrageenan/TiO2 nanocomposite for adsorption and photodegradation of cationic dye

  • Soyeon Jo
  • Yujin Oh
  • Saerom Park
  • Eunsung Kan
  • Sang Hyun Lee
Research Paper


Cellulose/carrageenan/TiO2 nanocomposites were simply prepared by the co-dissolution of cellulose and carrageenan, and the dispersion of TiO2 in 1-ethyl-3- methylimidazolium acetate, followed by reconstitution with anti-solvents. The cellulose/carrageenan/TiO2 composite showed a much higher adsorption capacity for methylene blue (MB) than the cellulose and cellulose/TiO2 composite. The cellulose/carrageenan/TiO2 composite also degraded MB more efficiently in aqueous solution than the cellulose/ TiO2 composite. The MB adsorption capacity of the cellulose/carrageenan/TiO2 composite increased linearly with increasing carrageenan content in the composites.


cellulose titanium oxide carrageenan methylene blue photodegradation 


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© The Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soyeon Jo
    • 1
  • Yujin Oh
    • 1
  • Saerom Park
    • 1
  • Eunsung Kan
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sang Hyun Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbial EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Texas A&M AGRILIFE Research & Extension CenterTexas A&M UniversityStephenvilleUSA
  3. 3.Office of Sponsored projectsTarleton State UniversityStephenvilleUSA

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