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Absorboost :
an eco-friendly cellulosic superabsorbent polymer 
(C-SAP)

A biodegradable water retention solution from recycled textile wastes for agricultural sector.

Agriculture accounts for

70%

of all freshwater withdrawals globally.

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Process

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Cellulosic powders decomposed from cotton polyester blends through hydrothermal process

Dissolution

Crosslinking

Drying & Milling

Sieving

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Absorboost

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Absorboost can help cotton farmers retain soil moisture, thus reducing water consumption in irrigation.

 
 
 

Award

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Gold Medal in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2019)

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