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Kihm Francis

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๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ฒ-๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐ง๐จ๐ง-๐ญ๐จ๐ฑ๐ข๐œ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐œ๐ฒ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž-๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ A team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi has developed a single-step, organic solvent-free, hydrothermal process to convert polyethylene-based plastic bags and polypropylene-based surgical masks into carbon dots. An estimated 26,000 metric tons of pandemic-related plastic wasteโ€”from medical waste to online shopping packagingโ€”have been released into the world's oceans, making it even more urgent to find efficient methods to upcycle this non-degradable material. One solution is to convert the single-use plastic into so-called carbon dots, carbon nanomaterials that are biocompatible, and have applications in the fields of biological imaging, environmental monitoring, chemical analysis, targeted drug delivery, disease diagnosis and therapy, and anti-counterfeiting. Existing methods to upcycle plastic into carbon dots involve multiple, time-consuming steps and utilize toxic chemicals.

Researchers develop highly-efficient, non-toxic method to upcycle single-use plastic

A team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi has developed a single-step, organic solvent-free, hydrothermal process to convert polyethylene-based plastic bags and polypropylene-based surgical masks into carbon dots.

https://phys.org/news/2023-03-highly-efficient-non-toxic-method-upcycle-single-use.html

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  • Gorffly mokua

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    We already have sustainable solutions, the challenge is always at the implementation part.

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    • dickson mutai

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      way to go!

      • Tabitha Kimani

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        This will be a great solution if its implemented.

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