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Biomacromolecules as novel green flame retardant systems for textiles: an overview
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 orExpand
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DNA coatings on cotton fabrics: Effect of molecular size and pH on flame retardancy
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 inExpand
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Nucleic acids from agro-industrial wastes: A green recovery method for fire retardant applications
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 conferringExpand
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Erratum to: DNA-chitosan cross-linking and photografting to cotton fabrics to improve washing fastness of the fire-resistant finishing
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 upExpand
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Biodegradation of unvulcanized natural rubber by microorganisms isolated from soil and rubber surface: A preliminary study
ABSTRACT The Natural rubber (NR) biodegradation by three microorganisms has been evaluated: a yeast (Rhodotorula mucilaginosa) and a bacterium (Pseudomonas sp.), isolated in a liquid culture fromExpand
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Microcosm evaluation of bioaugmentation and biostimulation efficacy on diesel‐contaminated soil
BACKGROUND: Diesel oil broad utilization has led to its dispersion in the environment. In this work, biostimulation and biostimulation coupled with autochthonous bioaugmentation were investigated forExpand
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Biomacromolecules: A sustainable approach for the design of fire retardants for textiles
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 greatExpand
Removal of Diesel Oil in Soil Microcosms and Implication for Geophysical Monitoring
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 biologicalExpand
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