HUMIC ACID-LIKE MATTER ISOLATED FROM GREEN URBAN WASTES. PART II: PERFORMANCE IN CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES

Enzo Montoneri, Piero Savarino, Stefano Bottigliengo, Giorgia Musso, Vittorio Boffa, Alessandra Bianco Prevot, Debora Fabbri, Edmondo Pramauro

Abstract


Novel uses of the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes for diversified technological applications are reported. A humic acid-like substance (cHAL2) isolated from green urban wastes was tested as a chemical auxiliary for fabric cleaning and dyeing, and as a catalyst for the photodegradation of dyes. The results illustrate the fact that biomass wastes can be an interesting source of products for the chemical market. Process and product development in this direction are likely to offer high economic and environmental benefits in a modern, more sustainable waste treatment strategy.

Keywords


Urban refuses; Compost; Biosurfactants; Detergents; Textile dyeing aids, Humic acids, Biomass; Biophotosensitizer; Photodegradation

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