Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing (Download PDF)

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CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL Ltd. developed a process to convert waste polyethylene and polypropylene into petrol and diesel. One kilogram of waste polyethylene and polypropylene can be converted to either about 600 - 650 ml of petrol or 700 - 750 ml of diesel along with LPG. The process has been developed at the bench scale.

Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing

Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing

Plastic Converted to Petrol and Bio-Glue for Wound Healing

Bio-Glue for Would Healing

  • Scientists developed a super strong, flexible bio-glue for wound healing without causing toxicity.
  • Inspired by an adhesive material (glue) secreted by slugs when threatened, making it difficult for a predator to pry it off its surface.
  • Double-layered hydrogel consisting of an alginate-polyacrylamide matrix supporting an adhesive layer that has positively-charged polymers protruding from its surface.
  • Bonds to biological tissues via three mechanisms:
  • Electrostatic attraction to covalent bonds
  • Negatively charged cell surfaces
  • Physical interpenetration.
  • Combination of a very strong adhesive force with ability to transfer and dissipate stress, comparable to the body’s own resilient cartilage.

Applications

  • Numerous potential applications in the medical science to heal injuries either as a patch or as an injectable solution for deeper injuries.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 21, 2017

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