News tagged with interfacial engineering

Nylons made from shrimps

Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.

Feb 07, 2013
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Multi-talented enzyme—produced on large-scale

Papayas are delicious and healthy – and they contain papain, an enzyme that is isolated from the fruit and used in countless industries. They are used for brewing beer, the handling of meat products, the ...

Oct 24, 2012
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Lubricants from vegetable oil

Epoxides are highly reactive organic compounds comprised of a triple ring with two carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. Among other things, the chemicals industry uses them for the production of lubricants for ...

Oct 23, 2012
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Using wastewater as fertilizer

Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertilizer for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a chemical-free, eco-friendly process that enables the recovered ...

Aug 03, 2012
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Fuel from market waste

Mushy tomatoes, brown bananas and overripe cherries -- to date, waste from wholesale markets has ended up on the compost heap at best. In future it will be put to better use: Researchers have developed a new ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Tracking down pathogenic yeasts

If the human immunological system is weakened, yeast fungi that are normally harmless can be transformed into a lethal danger. This is why researchers at Fraunhofer are using next-generation sequencing to ...

Sep 22, 2010
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