3D-printed seaweed polymer cleans up wastewater pollutants

January 1st, 2024

UC San Diego researchers have developed a “living material,” made of a seaweed-based polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, that could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants, such as textile dye, from water. Image: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering/David Baillot Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created […]

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Sustainable Tyrian purple dye created via fermentation

April 1st, 2023

Conagen® aims to replace petroleum-based ingredients and reduce carbon footprints with green technologies. Photos: Conagen Conagen® is the world’s first biotechnology company commercializing a sustainable Tyrian purple dye by fermentation. Tyrian purple is a historically coveted and expensive dye found in rare and limited sources in marine nature. As with any biologically sourced textile dye, […]

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Removing toxic dyes from wastewater

October 4th, 2019

A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods. Their results are described in the upcoming cover article of the online journal Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.

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