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Food waste as a valuable resource for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels. Current situation and global perspective
Increasing demand for fuels and chemicals, driven by factors including over-population, the threat of global warming and the scarcity of fossil resources, strains our resource system and necessitatesExpand
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Castor oil as a potential renewable resource for the production of functional materials
Castor oil is increasingly becoming an important bio-based raw material for industrial applications. The oil is non-edible and can be extracted from castor seeds from the castor plant belonging toExpand
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Meticulous Overview on the Controlled Release Fertilizers
Owing to the high demand for fertilizer formulations that will exhaust the possibilities of nutrient use efficiency (NUE), regulate fertilizer consumption, and lessen agrophysicochemical propertiesExpand
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Potential Biological Applications of Bio-Based Anacardic Acids and Their Derivatives
Cashew nut shells (CNS), which are agro wastes from cashew nut processing factories, have proven to be among the most versatile bio-based renewable materials in the search for functional materialsExpand
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Growth of nanocrystalline thin films of metal sulfides [CdS, ZnS, CuS and PbS] at the water–oil interface
Simple one pot reactions between thiobiuret complexes [M(SON(CNiPr2)2)2], (M = Cd, Zn, Pb or Cu) in toluene and aqueous Na2S lead to well-defined assemblies of nanocrystals. High quality thin filmsExpand
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Encapsulated Urea-Kaolinite Nanocomposite for Controlled Release Fertilizer Formulations
Urea controlled release fertilizer (CRF) was prepared via kaolinite intercalation followed by gum arabic encapsulation in an attempt to reduce its severe losses associated with dissolution,Expand
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Fatty Acid Profile and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Castor Oils in Tanzania
This paper reports on the assessment of the quality and quantity of castor oil from castor seeds collected from different regions in Tanzania. The castor seeds from Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma,Expand
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Current and future trends in food waste valorization for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels: a global perspective
Food waste is currently generated in signifi cant quantities worldwide. While most of this has generally few uses different from landfi lling or composting, advanced valorization alternatives shouldExpand
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