News tagged with detergents

Panning for silver in laundry wastewater

Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off when the clothes are laundered. The wastewater from this process could end up in the environment, possibly harming ...

dateDec 20, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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How to make palm oil without destroying forests

The versatility of palm oil has led to its use in not just food products but also in everyday goods from lipstick to laundry detergent. But its utility has resulted in the destruction of Southeast Asian rain forests that ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Environment
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Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult to study in ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Tweaking Mother Nature's chemistry box

Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature's chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. There is a need to ...

dateSep 27, 2013 in Biochemistry
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