Iranian researchers at the
"Natural protein tissues, including feather and wool, are environment-friendly and biodegradable, therefore they can be applied in different medical, agricultural, sanitation, cosmetics and textile industries," she said.
The researcher stressed that the method proves considerably more efficient compared to other methods, because of its low energy consumption and environmental contamination.
"Nanoparticles are produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of natural protein fiber with continuous irradiation of supersonic wave," she said.
Eslahi noted that its enzyme acts as a catalyst and can speed up the pace of reaction under mild circumstances.
The advantage of nanoparticle is that they can protect the main characteristics of the fiber without destroying their infrastructure.
Enzymatic hydrolysis is a process in which enzymes facilitate the cleavage of bonds in molecules with the addition of water. It plays an important role in the digestion of food and may be used to help provide renewable energy.
Iranians produce nanoparticles from wool, feather
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