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Circular Economy

Extraction of cellulose from halophytic plants for the synthesis of a novel biocomposite
15/05/2024 - Cellulose nanofibers, a sustainable and promising material with widespread applications, exhibit appreciable strength and excellent mechanical and physicochemical properties. The preparation of...
Enhancing Osteogenic Potential in Bone Tissue Engineering: Optimizing Pore Size in Alginate?Gelatin Composite Hydrogels
12/05/2024 - Bone tissue engineering is a complex process where the scaffold plays a significant role as it contributes to phenotypically stable tissue formation and stem cell differentiation. These properties...
The Unprecedented Biodegradable Polyzwitterion: A Removal?Free Patch for Accelerating Infected Diabetic Wound Healing
12/05/2024 - Zwitterionic polymers have emerged as an important class of biomaterials to construct wound dressings and antifouling coatings over the past decade due to their excellent hydrophilicity. However, all...
Influence of Nitrogen Content in Food Waste on Biogas Production
10/05/2024 - In this study, nitrogen content of food waste was adjusted by the addition of ammonium chloride to achieve the desired C/N ratio. Biogas production at different ammonium chloride percentages was...
Biochemical changes, metal content, and spectroscopic analysis in sewage sludge composted with lignocellulosic residue using FTIR-MIR and FTIR-NIR
13/05/2024 - The use of lignocellulosic residues, originating from sawdust, in composting sewage sludge for organic fertilizer production, is a practice of growing interest. However, few studies have explored...
Modeling and optimization of triclosan biodegradation by the newly isolated Bacillus sp. DL4: kinetics and pathway speculation
11/05/2024 - Triclosan is a widely used antibacterial agent and disinfectant, and its overuse endangered ecological safety and human health. Therefore, reducing residual TCS concentrations in the environment...
Effect of formaldehyde exposure on phytochemical content and functional activity of Agaricus bisporus (Lge.) Sing.
11/05/2024 - In this study, the effect of formaldehyde on phytochemical content and antioxidant activity of Agaricus bisporus was investigated. Synthetic compost based on wheat straw was prepared by...
Synthesis of a highly efficient charring agent and its application to intumescent flame?retardant coatings for 3D?printed polypropylene parts
07/05/2024 - FDM/3D printing of PBAT with different filament orientations.AbstractThe customization of polymeric prototypes is available to meet the specific needs of individual patients, considering tissue...
Algae infused enhancement of PBAT stiffness: Investigating the influence of algae content on mechanical and thermal properties
09/05/2024 - Piperazine pyrophosphate and aluminum diethylphosphinate exhibit synergistic flame retardant effects when combined with ??cyclodextrin. The formation of P?N?C and P?C?N type flame retardants and the...
Synthesis and Performance of Bio?Based Amphoteric Surfactants
05/05/2024 - As the global surfactant market continues to expand, there is an increasing need to develop bio?based alternatives in the shift towards a circular economy. This study focuses on the synthesis of...
Effect of screw speed in compounding of poly(butylene adipate?co?terephthalate)/thermoplastic starch blends and their processability by cast extrusion
25/04/2024 - Blends of bio?polyesters cover a wide percentage of the market share and possess properties comparable to the ones of conventional polymers. Poly(butylene adipate?co?terephthalate) (PBAT) is a...
The Two Mycological Sides of Ultraviolet-B Radiation: Harmless for Mushroom Mycelia, Harmful for Mycopathogenic Mould Spores
26/04/2024 - Mycopathogenic moulds are responsible for the greatest crop losses of cultivated mushrooms, thus having a significant negative economic impact on industry. Pesticides are the most common treatment...
Development of Chitosan-Based Films Incorporated with Chestnut Flower Essential Oil That Possess Good Anti-Ultraviolet Radiation and Antibacterial Effects for Banana Storage
27/04/2024 - New and valuable packaging materials, with high biocompatibility and biodegradability, have garnered attention in recent years. The aim of this study was to investigate the physicochemical...
Biodegradation Study of Styrene–Butadiene Composites with Incorporated Arthrospira platensis Biomass
26/04/2024 - The preparation of polymer composites that incorporate material of a biogenic nature in the polymer matrices may lead to a reduction in fossil polymer consumption and a potentially higher...
Influence of Biogenic Material Content on the Biodegradability of Styrene-Butadiene Composites with Incorporated Chlorella vulgaris Biomass
29/04/2024 - Bio-fillers are intensively studied for advanced polymer composite circular design and production. In this context, the algal biomass may be considered an important and relatively low-cost resource,...
Macroalgae Bioplastics: A Sustainable Shift to Mitigate the Ecological Impact of Petroleum-Based Plastics
29/04/2024 - The surge in global utilization of petroleum-based plastics, which notably heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, has substantially increased its harm to ecosystems. Considering the escalating...
The Influence of Polyphenolic Compounds on Anaerobic Digestion of Pepper Processing Waste during Biogas and Biomethane Production
29/04/2024 - Pepper processing waste has the potential to be used as a substrate in the process of anaerobic digestion, but because of its high polyphenol content, certain limitations are expected. During the...
Biodegradation of Steroid Hormone Estriol by Pseudomonas proteolytica GBPI_Hb61, a Psychrotolerant Himalayan Bacteria
- The Pseudomonas proteolytica GBPI_Hb61 had shown estriol degradation potential. The conditions such as pH, temperature, inoculum volume, agitation speed, and compound concentration were optimized for...
Challenges in Sustainable Agriculture—The Role of Organic Amendments
22/04/2024 - Soil degradation threatens global food security and environmental sustainability, necessitating effective soil management strategies. This review comprehensively examines the impact of organic soil...
Plant-Wide Models for Optimizing the Operation and Maintenance of BTEX-Contaminated Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
25/04/2024 - Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes, collectively known as BTEX compounds, are significant emerging contaminants in municipal wastewater. Stricter effluent quality regulations necessitate...
Changes in the Quality and Microbial Communities of Precooked Seasoned Crayfish Tail Treated with Microwave and Biological Preservatives during Room Temperature Storage
19/04/2024 - The qualities of precooked foods can be significantly changed by the microorganisms produced during room temperature storage. This work assessed the effects of different antibacterial treatments (CK,...