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Eco-friendly chemical for toxic algae control

23 May 2011

AHMEDABAD: Researchers at the Central Salt Marine and Chemical Research Institute have standardised a new, cheaper and eco-friendly process to deal with toxic marine algae which can be fatal to fish as well as humans who eat seafood.

The process uses ‘amino acid derived ionic liquid surfactants’ (AADILSes). They are eco-friendly compounds, having an edge over the conventional liquid organic solvents like benzene, toulene and chloromethane.

AADILSes also find use in drug delivery processes, making of bio-molecular devices and nano-material synthesis.

“We have standardised a process to convert natural amino acids into ionic liquid surfactants which are very versatile in nature and highly bio-degradable,” said Dr Arvind Kumar, a scientist at the Bhavnagar-based institute…..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2041752.ece


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May 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

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