CHAPTER 9: Adhesives Derived from Biomass Waste Streams

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Title of host publicationRubber Recycling
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Number of pages30
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
EditorsRainer Hofer, Avtar Singh Matharu, Zhanrong Zhang
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781782629948, 9781788010849, 9781788015127

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NameRSC Green Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047


The generation of functional materials from biomass waste streams represents an attractive and important topic in the context of developing future biorefineries. This chapter briefly summarizes our recent research on microwave-assisted low-temperature (<200 °C) pyrolysis of three biorenewable waste streams (i.e., spruce wood chips, waste office paper and DIR) for the generation of bio-oil, bio-char (microwave residue) and gas. The potential application of crude organic phase bio-oils as adhesives towards metal bonding was investigated. Furthermore, a model compound study using 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde (HMF), catechol and levoglucosan was conducted to get further understanding of the adhesion properties of bio-oil towards aluminium bonding. We anticipate that these preliminary results will potentially lead to applications and provide new ideas for generating adhesives from currently underutilized biomass waste streams.

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