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The field of flame retardancy for polymeric materials (i.e. plastics, foams and in particular textiles) is currently facing several changes and challenges because some of the current halogenated or… (More)
Abstract Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has been mostly considered as a carrier of genetic information and gene expression. Recently, we have demonstrated that this biomacromolecule is very effective in… (More)
This work investigates the flammability and antibacterial activity of cotton fabrics treated with DNA and chitosan, which have been deposited either by exploiting impregnation methods (building up… (More)
Abstract Two different agro-industrial biological wastes, namely spent brewer’s yeast and vegetable scraps have been considered as inexpensive sources of nucleic acids (NAs) to be employed for… (More)
Textiles are very hazardous materials when related to fires, because of the high surface to mass ratio and the open structure, which simplify the contact with heat and oxygen. Fabrics have a great… (More)
Bioremediation of soils polluted with diesel oil is one of the methods already applied on a large scale. However, several questions remain open surrounding the operative conditions and biological… (More)