Scientists turn pineapple waste into high-value aerogels

Posted On: 02/06/21

Commercial aerogels, used primarily for heat and sound insulation, are costly and the manufacturing process typically involves release of toxic levels of carbon. A new process uses pineapple leaf fibers to create ultra-light, biodegradable aerogels. They are effective as oil absorbents and for heat and sound insulation.

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https://phys.org/news/2020-10-scientists-pineapple-high-value-aerogels.html