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From Synthesis to Mechanisms: In?Depth Exploration of the Dual?Atom Catalytic Mechanisms Toward Oxygen Electrocatalysis
20/02/2024 - Dual?atom catalysts (DACs) hold a higher metal atom loading and provide greater flexibility in terms of the structural characteristics of their active sites in comparison to SACs. Consequently, DACs...
Zinc Doping Induces Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of Solvothermal SnTe
21/02/2024 - The creation of hierarchical nanostructures can effectively strengthen phonon scattering to reduce lattice thermal conductivity for improving thermoelectric properties in inorganic solids. Here, we...
Hybrid supervised hierarchical control of a biological wastewater treatment plant
22/02/2024 - In wastewater treatment intensification, hierarchical control structures are developed to improve the plant’s performance. This paper proposes two novel hybrid supervised hierarchical control...
Revealing the interface chemistry of polyaniline grafted biomass via statistical modeling of multi-component dye systems: optimization, kinetics, thermodynamics, and adsorption mechanism
22/02/2024 - The growing need to examine the adsorption capabilities of innovative materials in real-world water samples has encouraged a shift from single to multicomponent adsorption systems. In this study,...
Enhanced adhesion of novel biomass?based biomimetic adhesives using polyaspartamide derivative with lignin
17/02/2024 - Acrylates copolymer/polyoxymethylene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) were prepared by dynamic vulcanization (DV) to investigate the phase transition process and microscopic morphology development...
A review of the potential application of lignin in the production of bio-binder: challenges and opportunities
20/02/2024 - Abstract The aim is to treat nature in such a way that usage of natural resources has little to zero hazards to our environment. There is a need to protect the earth and its...
A Gaussian process autoregressive model capturing microstructure evolution paths in a Ni–Mo–Nb alloy
20/02/2024 - Abstract Additive manufacturing is increasingly being employed to produce components of complex geometries in structural alloys because of the expected energy savings associated...
Polydopamine adhesion of MXenes to cotton fabric for solar thermal and passive radiative heating
22/02/2024 - Abstract Keeping the body temperature relatively constant in a cold environment is critical to maintaining thermal comfort and normal operation of various functions. However,...
Recent Trends in Biomass Materials
21/02/2024 - In recent years, biomass materials have garnered increasing amounts of attention due to their excellent biocompatibility, high biodegradability, easy modification, low cost, and high sustainability...
Retrofit Measures for Achieving NZE Single-Family Houses in a Tropical Climate via Multi-Objective Optimization
20/02/2024 - To achieve sustainable cities and communities, it is necessary to decarbonize existing buildings. Actions need to be taken to reduce the buildings’ energy demand and ensure that the low...
Building Energy Governance: Statutes and Guides on Retro-Commissioning in China and the United States
22/02/2024 - Reducing building energy use, a linchpin of climate change mitigation, is a daunting challenge across the world. Gaining increasing attention, retro-commissioning (RCx) is a systematic process that...
Studies of Potential Migration of Hazardous Chemicals from Sustainable Food Contact Materials
21/02/2024 - In recent years, due to modern techniques for the distribution, transport, and retail sale of food, the production of large amounts of non-biodegradable and bioaccumulative packaging waste has become...
Enhancing Thermal Efficiency in Water Storage Tanks Using Pigmented Recycled Concrete
22/02/2024 - The present work investigated the manufacture of elements such as water tanks from recycled concrete for applications where industries require water heating. This proposal leverages precast rejects...
Progress and Application of Halide Perovskite Materials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Devices
20/02/2024 - Halide perovskite materials have attracted worldwide attention in the photovoltaic area due to the rapid improvement in efficiency, from less than 4% in 2009 to 26.1% in 2023 with only a nanometer...
Research on Life Cycle Assessment and Performance Comparison of Bioethanol Production from Various Biomass Feedstocks
22/02/2024 - Bioethanol, as a renewable energy source, has been widely used in the energy sector, particularly in replacing traditional petroleum energy, and holds great potential. This study involves a whole...
A?D?A Molecule–Bridge Interface for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules
16/02/2024 - As the photovoltaic field endeavors to transition perovskite solar cells (PSCs) to industrial applications, inverted PSCs, which incorporate fullerene as electron transport layers, have emerged as a...
Efficient Dual Mechanisms Boost the Efficiency of Ternary Solar Cells with Two Compatible Polymer Donors to Exceed 19%
16/02/2024 - The ternary strategy has attracted tremendous interest due to its versatile advantages for improving the performance of organic solar cells. In this work, two polymer donors based ternary organic...
All?Automated Fabrication of Free?Standing and Scalable Photo Thermoelectric Devices with High Performance
15/02/2024 - Flexible photo?thermoelectric (PTE) devices have great application prospects in the fields of solar energy conversion and ultra?broadband light detection, etc. A suitable manufacturing process to...
Forest waste composting—operational management, environmental impacts, and application
19/02/2024 - In Portugal, the number of fires and the size of burnt areas are rising dramatically every year, increasing with improper management of agroforestry wastes (AFRs). This work aims to study the...
Multi-objective optimization of the hybrid photovoltaic-battery-diesel-desalination system based on multi-type of desalination unit
19/02/2024 - Meeting the energy and water demands of remote areas has created significant challenges globally. To address this issue, the utilization of hybrid energy-water systems, integrated with renewable...
Does foreign direct investment influence carbon emission-related environmental problems? Contextual evidence from developing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa
19/02/2024 - Sub-Saharan African nations face multifaceted environmental problems, especially those associated with carbon discharges. Hence, this study calculates a composite carbon index in the context of...