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JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome

... hold much promise in the modification of wood and textile fibers and in converting low-grade materials into fuels and chemicals," Cullen continues. "Of particular interest to the pulp and paper industry are such enzyme systems that offer environmentally friendly approaches to bleaching. The white rot genom...

DuPont and NREL to develop world's first integrated 'bio-refinery'

...latform which can be used in applications such as textile apparel, carpeting, and packaging. Through metabolic engineering, DuPont recently developed a fermentation-based process as the basis for the manufacturing of bio-PDO. This process earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Presidential Gree...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon remove recalcitrant sulfur from automotive fuels

...ivators' effectiveness in cleaning wastewater from textile manufacturing, killing a simulant of a biological warfare agent, treating pulp and paper processing byproducts, and detoxifying pesticides. At the symposium, the Collins group also will highlight how Fe-TAML activators can work with oxygen rather tha...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decontaminate anthrax simulant

...ivators' effectiveness in cleaning wastewater from textile manufacturing, reducing fuel pollutants, treating pulp and paper processing byproducts, and detoxifying pesticides. At the symposium, the Collins group also will highlight how Fe-TAML activators can work with oxygen rather than hydrogen peroxide, the...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon break down toxic pesticides

... paper processing byproducts, and removingdye from textile mill effluent."...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon help cleanup paper and wood pulp manufacturing

...reducing fuel pollutants, cleaning wastewater from textile manufacturing and detoxifying pesticides. At the symposium, the Collins group also will highlight how Fe-TAML activators can work with oxygen rather than hydrogen peroxide, thereby extending tremendously the range of potential applications of these c...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decolorize textile mill wastewater

... decolorize dyes found in wastewater released from textile mills and are highly promising for clearing this p...n of a peroxide-based AOP for removal of dyes from textile dyeing mill wastewaters," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division). "Our field tests show that...

DuPont receives US EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation

...mer platform that can be used in applications like textile apparel, carpeting and packaging. The new bio-based method uses less energy, reduces emissions, and employs renewable resources compared to traditional petrochemical processes. "As a science company whose mission is sustainable growth, DuPont is comm...

Enzyme could overcome industrial bleaching waste problems

...ental research and development. Industries such as textile and pulp and paper have started shifting away from...Thus, the INEEL research will provide a chance for textile and pulp and paper companies to save significant energy and reduce environmental impacts. "We didn't...

NSF awards $37.9 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment

... of particulate materials; disposable and reusable textile materials in healthcare facilities; and defining sustainable uses for agricultural products....

Study shows how plant cells spin cotton

...perties that make cotton fibers so valuable to the textile industry. To study cellulose production, the researchers grew fibers from cotton plants in the laboratory. They also transferred genes into yeast, to find the minimum requirements for making cellulose. The paper is published in the Jan. 4 issue of ...

NTP plans to look at common viruses, radiation, cooking by-products for new carcinogen report

...no-2,4-dibromoanthraquinone, a vat dye used in the textile industry. 2-Amino-3,4-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quino...ics, shampoos and hair conditioners, as well as in textile processing and other industrial uses. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), a small DNA-enveloped virus that is ...

Microbiologist Develops Method For Dyeing Fabrics With Gold

...a reagent to bond the metal particles deep intothe textile fibers and make the metal actually a part of the chemistry of thefilament. The chemicals of the fabric influence the color. The actual hue is determined by a combination of the element itself, thesize of the particle, the chemical nature of ...

Upcoming 'Century Of Biology' Given Head Start By NSF Plant Genome Research Program Grants

...l economy, providingabout 55% of the fiber used in textile manufacturing. Wilkins and collaboratorswill investigate certain cotton genes that impart unique, economically importantproperties to the fiber. "Enhanced understanding of this complex trait holdsgreat promise for the genetic improvement of cotton,...

Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives

...y the beverage industry to make glucose and by the textile industry to stonewash denim. Untilnow,enzymes have not been used to neutralize dangerous explosives. "If we can use enzymes to clean clothes or to make corn syrup, there's no reason whywecan't use them for destroying explosives," Shah said. "It's th...

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