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Peydayesh, Mohammad
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Mezzenga, Raffaele
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2021-06-16T05:50:55Z
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2021-06-13T02:21:55Z
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2021-06-16T05:50:55Z
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2021-03-31
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2041-1723
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10.1038/s41467-021-23388-2
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/489284
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10.3929/ethz-b-000489284
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Water scarcity is rapidly spreading across the planet, threatening the population across the five continents and calling for global sustainable solutions. Water reclamation is the most ecological approach for supplying clean drinking water. However, current water purification technologies are seldom sustainable, due to high-energy consumption and negative environmental footprint. Here, we review the cutting-edge technologies based on protein nanofibrils as water purification agents and we highlight the benefits of this green, efficient and affordable solution to alleviate the global water crisis. We discuss the different protein nanofibrils agents available and analyze them in terms of performance, range of applicability and sustainability. We underline the unique opportunity of designing protein nanofibrils for efficient water purification starting from food waste, as well as cattle, agricultural or dairy industry byproducts, allowing simultaneous environmental, economic and social benefits and we present a case analysis, including a detailed life cycle assessment, to establish their sustainable footprint against other common natural-based adsorbents, anticipating a bright future for this water purification approach.
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Springer Nature
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Biomaterials – proteins
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Environmental impact
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Organic molecules in materials science
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Pollution remediation
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Protein nanofibrils for next generation sustainable water purification
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Review Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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Nature Communications
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12
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1
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Nat Commun
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3248
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17 p.
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02070 - Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technologie / Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology::02701 - Inst.f. Lebensmittelwiss.,Ernährung,Ges. / Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health::03857 - Mezzenga, Raffaele / Mezzenga, Raffaele
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