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Evaluation of Ligninolytic Activity in Spent Mushroom Substrate from Four Cultivated Mushrooms

Spent mushroom substrate (SMS) is an abundant residue generated by the mushroom industry, which is mostly discarded. In this study, the SMS of four cultivated mushrooms were evaluated as potential sources...

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Physico-Mechanical Characteristics of Bast Fibres of Sesamum indicum and Sesamum radiatum for Bioprospecting

Natural fibres are renewable, inexpensive and biodegradable sources of sustainable materials from plants or animals. Bast fibres, as the notable natural fibres, are gathered from the outer cell layers...

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Effects of chitin nanocrystals on coverage of coating layers and water retention of coating color

This study assessed the applicability of chitin nanocrystals prepared by 2, 2, 6, 6-Tetramethyl-1-Piperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO)-mediated oxidation in traditional papermaking coating color systems....

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Characterization of natural fiber from manau rattan (Calamus manan) as a potential reinforcement for polymer-based composites

Researches on novel natural fibers in polymer-based composites will help promote the invention of novel reinforcement and expand their possible applications. Herein, in this study, novel cellulosic...

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Effects of a poly(hydroxyalkanoate) elastomer and kraft pulp fibres on biocomposite properties and three-dimensional (3D) printability of filaments for fused deposition modelling

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a useful technique that allows the creation of objects with complex structures by deposition of successive layers of material. These materials are often from fossil...

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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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Mechanism of selective hydrolysis of alginates under hydrothermal conditions

Mechanisms of selective hydrolysis of alginates under hydrothermal conditions were investigated by comparing reactivities of sodium alginate (Na-ALG, 960 ku) solutions and calcium alginate (Ca-ALG)...

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Evaluating process of auto-hydrolysis prior to kraft pulping on production of chemical pulp for end used paper-grade products

The objective of this work is to systematically evaluate the performance of the hydrolysis-based kraft pulping process and associated pulp and black liquor characteristics. Acacia wood chips were auto-hydrolyzed...

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Plastic crisis underscores need for alternative sustainable-renewable materials

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Optimizing yield and chemical compositions of dimethylsulfoxide-extracted birchwood xylan

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) extraction is commonly used to study the chemical structures of original xylan in the plant cell wall, since the DMSO can preserve the original structure of the xylan as much...

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Alternative wood treatment with blends of linseed oil, alcohols and pyrolysis oil

Linseed oil is a common wood treatment agent, which is often blended with naphthenic oil during its application. In this study, we developed new types of linseed oil blends, where the naphthenic oil...

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Preparation and properties of hydrophobic and transparent wood

Natural wood (NW) was treated with sodium chlorite to obtain delignified wood (DW) in this study, then epoxy was impregnated to get transparent wood (TW), and finally the TW was coated with perfluorodecyltriethoxysilane...

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Improvement of quality of Ginkgo biloba seeds powder by solid-state fermentation with Eurotium cristatum for developing high-value ginkgo seeds products

In this study, we investigated the feasibility of Ginkgo biloba seeds powder by solid-state fermentation with Eurotium cristatum for developing high-value ginkgo seeds products. The optimum fermentation...

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Biochar derived from non-customized matamba fruit shell as an adsorbent for wastewater treatment

This study of Matamba shell reviled them as material with outstanding surface morphology, elemental and kinetic mechanism characteristics. Mutamba biochar revealed irregular honeycomb morphological...

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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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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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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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Hydrochar-embedded carboxymethyl cellulose-g-poly(acrylic acid) hydrogel as stable soil water retention and nutrient release agent for plant growth

The cellulose-based hydrogel has been widely applied for soil water retention and nutrient release agents for several decades. Embedding the inorganic materials into hydrogels is an excellent strategy...

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Is engineered wood China's way to carbon neutrality?

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DUPLICATE: Evaluating Process of Auto-Hydrolysis Prior to Kraft Pulping on Production of Chemical Pulp for End Used Paper-Grade Products

The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobab.2022.05.002. The duplicate article has therefore been...

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Dynamical mechanical behaviors of rubber-filled wood fiber composites with urea formaldehyde resin

Wood composites glued with thermosetting synthetic resins tend to show inadequate damping performance caused by the cured resinous matrix. Waste rubber maintains prominent elasticity and is feasible...

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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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Quality-related monitoring of papermaking wastewater treatment processes using dynamic multiblock partial least squares

Environmental problems have attracted much attention in recent years, especially for papermaking wastewater discharge. To reduce the loss of effluence discharge violation, quality-related multivariate...

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Characterization of antioxidant and antibacterial compounds from aerial parts of Haplophyllum tuberculatum

The aerial parts of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (H. tuberculatum) have traditionally been used by local communities to treat fever, gastrointestinal disorders, worms, malaria and fractures, however, the...

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Living mycelium composites discern weights via patterns of electrical activity

Fungal construction materials—substrates colonised by mycelium—are getting increased recognition as viable ecologically friendly alternatives to conventional building materials. A functionality of the...

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