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Utilization of waste straw and husks from rice production: A review

As a staple food for much of the world, rice production is widespread. However, it also results in the generation of large quantities of non-food biomass, primarily in the form of straw and husks. Although...

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Synthesis and applications of fungal mycelium-based advanced functional materials

Over the last couple of decades, the introduction of living systems to material science for the synthesis of functional materials from biological resources is receiving immense consideration. This is...

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Molded fiber and pulp products as green and sustainable alternatives to plastics: A mini review

There are significant incentives/pressures on decreasing the use of plastics and their related products in the packaging industry, correspondingly, strong demands are emerging for clean, renewable,...

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Synthesis and Application of Granular Activated Carbon from Biomass Waste Materials for Water Treatment: A Review

There is an increased global demand for activated carbon (AC) in application of water treatment and purification. Water pollutants that have exhibited a greater removal efficiency by AC included but...

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Sources, production and commercial applications of fungal chitosan: A review

Chitosan is a type of biopolymer that can be obtained from animal/marine sources, and it can also be extracted or produced from agriculture waste products like mushroom or different fungal sources after...

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Biobased materials for food packaging

Consumers prefer foods that are healthier with high quality and safety. Food packaging are demanded to effectively extend the shelf-life, preserve the nutrients and decrease the microbial contamination...

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Chitosan as A Preservative for Fruits and Vegetables: A Review on Chemistry and Antimicrobial Properties

Chitosan, derived from chitin, a major constituent (in quantity) of crustaceans, is a unique aminopolysaccharide with emerging commercial potential in agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals...

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Development and characterization of food packaging bioplastic film from cocoa pod husk cellulose incorporated with sugarcane bagasse fibre

Agricultural wastes, including cocoa pod husk (waste from the chocolate industry) and sugarcane bagasse (waste from the sugar industry), are increasing day by day. The development of food packaging...

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Superhydrophobic modification of cellulose and cotton textiles: Methodologies and applications

Superhydrophobic cellulose-based products have immense potential in many industries where plastics and other polymers with hydrophobic properties are used. Superhydrophobic cellulose-based plastic is...

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High-fructose corn syrup production and its new applications for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and value-added furan derivatives: Promises and challenges

High fructose corn syrup has been industrially produced by converting glucose to fructose by glucose isomerases, tetrameric metalloenzymes widely used in industrial biocatalysis. Advances in enzyme...

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Packaging and degradability properties of polyvinyl alcohol/gelatin nanocomposite films filled water hyacinth cellulose nanocrystals

Cellulose nanocrystals isolated from water hyacinth fiber (WHF) have been studied as a reinforcement for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-gelatin nanocomposite. Central composite design was used to study and...

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A review on raw materials, commercial production and properties of lyocell fiber

As one of the regenerated cellulosic fibers, viscose fiber has the largest output. However, the wastes produced in the manufacturing process are difficult to eliminate, which restricts the development...

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Integrated lignocellulosic biorefinery: Gateway for production of second generation ethanol and value added products

An increasing demand for energy and depleting petroleum sources has elevated the need for producing alternative renewable resources. Owing to the prominence of lignocellulosic biomass as bio-renewable...

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Recent advancements in applications of chitosan-based biomaterials for skin tissue engineering

The use of polymer based composites in the treatment of skin tissue damages, has got huge attention in clinical demand, which enforced the scientists to improve the methods of biopolymer designing in...

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Cellulose nanocomposites: Fabrication and biomedical applications

Cellulose is a linear biopolymer which is composed of nanofibrils, thus having a large surface area. This low-cost, low-density, high-specific-surface-area, easily processable polymer is found in nature...

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Conversion of biomass lignin to high-value polyurethane: A review

Lignin, as a major by-product of pulp and paper industry, has attracted extensive interest for the preparation of high value-added products, due to the merits of abundant, sustainable, inexpensive,...

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Progress in Preparation and Application of Modified Biochar for Improving Heavy Metal Ion Removal From Wastewater

Modified biochar (BC) is reviewed in its preparation, functionality, application in wastewater treatment and regeneration. The nature of precursor materials, preparatory conditions and modification...

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Extraction and Characterization of Myofibrillar Proteins from Different Meat Sources: A Comparative Study

In the present study, myofibrillar proteins were extracted from the meat proteins of beef, lamb, chicken, tuna and emperor fish using non-denaturation method, and their physico-chemical and rheological...

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Comparative phytochemical, thin layer chromatographic profiling and antioxidant activity of extracts from some Indian herbal drugs

Natural antioxidants play a significant role to prevent cell breaking and regenerate cells. Three plants native to India named dwarf morning-glory (Evolvulus alsinoides), Indian banyan (Ficus bengalensis)...

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Nanocellulose and its derived composite electrodes toward supercapacitors: Fabrication, properties, and challenges

With the increasing demand for sustainable energy storage systems, the development of various advanced materials from a renewable source is imminent. Owing to the advantages of high specific surface...

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Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) in China: A State-of-the-Art

As a new type of green low-carbon engineered wood product, cross-laminated timber (CLT) is widely used in various types of wooden buildings in Europe and North America, and the number of high-rise wood...

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Second generation biorefining in Ecuador: Circular bioeconomy, zero waste technology, environment and sustainable development: The nexus

The projection of world population growth with concurrent generation of large volumes of agro-industrial waste that negatively affect the environment is of great concern. Therefore, this review article...

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Processing and valorization of cellulose, lignin and lignocellulose using ionic liquids

Cellulose, lignin and lignocellulose are important bioresources in the nature. Their effective and environmentally friendly utilization not only reduces dependence on fossil resources but also protects...

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Plant extract-loaded bacterial cellulose composite membrane for potential biomedical applications

Bacterial cellulose (BC) has been extensively explored as biomaterial for various biomedical applications owing to its non-toxic nature and unique structural morphology and impressive physico-chemical...

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A mixed acid methodology to produce thermally stable cellulose nanocrystal at high yield using phosphoric acid

Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) with distinctive shape-morphology, enhanced thermal stability and dispersibility is essential for overcoming the challenges in processing polymer/CNC nanocomposites through...

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