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Resistance of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters

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NO BUG (Novel release system and Bio-based Utilities for insect repellent textiles and Garments)
Abstract
Biotechnology is gaining credible importance in the textile industry moving the trend from classical textile materials to novel multifunctional textile products with unique values and functionalities. The need for novel eco-friendly and efficient textiles demands for applying biological compounds and their benefits into textile processes and products. For biological compounds to be successfully incorporated into textile materials, they must survive the extreme parameters used in textile processes. Most living biological compounds cannot survive the extreme process conditions used in melt extrusion for spinning fibers. However, some biological compounds produce spores which are dormant and tough non-productive structures that can resist extreme environmental conditions such as low and high temperature, pressure, radiation, desiccation and extreme chemical environments. This makes such biological compounds good candidates for extrusion into fibers. A fast, reliable and economically viable technique for testing the resistance of biological compounds is therefore important. In this study, we have developed a model system that can be used to quickly study the survival of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters like temperature, pressure and residence time.
Keywords
PET, Melt extrusion, Embedding, Micro-organisms, Spores, functionalized Fibers

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Ciera, Lucy Wanjiru, Lynda Beladjal, Xavier Almeras, Tom Gheysens, Johan Mertens, Vincent Nierstrasz, and Lieva Van Langenhove. 2013. “Resistance of Biological Compounds as a Function of Melt Extrusion Process Parameters.” In Knowledge for Growth, Abstracts.
APA
Ciera, L. W., Beladjal, L., Almeras, X., Gheysens, T., Mertens, J., Nierstrasz, V., & Van Langenhove, L. (2013). Resistance of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters. Knowledge for Growth, Abstracts. Presented at the Knowledge for Growth 2013: New business models creating companies for the future.
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Ciera LW, Beladjal L, Almeras X, Gheysens T, Mertens J, Nierstrasz V, et al. Resistance of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters. Knowledge for Growth, Abstracts. 2013.
MLA
Ciera, Lucy Wanjiru, Lynda Beladjal, Xavier Almeras, et al. “Resistance of Biological Compounds as a Function of Melt Extrusion Process Parameters.” Knowledge for Growth, Abstracts. 2013. Print.
@inproceedings{3237638,
  abstract     = {Biotechnology is gaining credible importance in the textile industry moving the trend from classical textile materials to novel multifunctional textile products with unique values and functionalities. The need for novel eco-friendly and efficient textiles demands for applying biological compounds and their benefits into textile processes and products. For biological compounds to be successfully incorporated into textile materials, they must survive the extreme parameters used in textile processes. Most living biological compounds cannot survive the extreme process conditions used in melt extrusion for spinning fibers. However, some biological compounds produce spores which are dormant and tough non-productive structures that can resist extreme environmental conditions such as low and high temperature, pressure, radiation, desiccation and extreme chemical environments. This makes such biological compounds good candidates for extrusion into fibers. A fast, reliable and economically viable technique for testing the resistance of biological compounds is therefore important. In this study, we have developed a model system that can be used to quickly study the survival of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters like temperature, pressure and residence time.},
  author       = {Ciera, Lucy Wanjiru and Beladjal, Lynda and Almeras, Xavier and Gheysens, Tom and Mertens, Johan and Nierstrasz, Vincent and Van Langenhove, Lieva},
  booktitle    = {Knowledge for Growth, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {PET,Melt extrusion,Embedding,Micro-organisms,Spores,functionalized Fibers},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  title        = {Resistance of biological compounds as a function of melt extrusion process parameters},
  url          = {http://knowledgeforgrowth.be/abstracts-and-posters/},
  year         = {2013},
}