Study of Membrane Production from Sugarcane Bagasse and Its Use in Water Treatment

R.G. Candido, G.G. Godoy & A.R. Gonçalves
Recent technological advances in water treatment point to the possibility of using membrane processes, such as reverse osmosis, to remove heavy metals from water, thus reducing operating costs of the system. The objective of this study was to produce membranes from sugarcane bagasse cellulose and use them in removing heavy metals from aqueous systems. Cellulose was isolated from sugarcane bagasse and passed for a stage of acetylation and, with the acetylated cellulose, the membranes were...