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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
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
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
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
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
A hydrogeological conceptual model of the Suio hydrothermal area (central Italy)
A hydrogeological conceptual model has been developed that describes the hydrothermal system of Suio Terme (central Italy). The studied area is located along the peri-Tyrrhenian zone of the centralExpand
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
Geothermal Exploration of the Suio Area, Central Italy
The Suio area is part of the peri-Tyrrhenian sector of central Italy, a thermally anomalous area where CO2-pressurized hydrothermal reservoirs develop in a complex geodynamic setting. Thermalism isExpand
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
Soil microcosm set up for a bioremediation study.
In this work the biostimulation strategy was investigated in soil microcosms to enhance indigenous microorganism activity in presence of diesel oil pollutant. Two mineral salt media, one specific forExpand