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Journal of Renewable Materials

ISSN:2164-6325(print)
ISSN:2164-6341(online)
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About the Journal

The Journal of Renewable Materials (JRM) is an interdisciplinary journal publishing original research covering all aspects of renewable materials, namely bio-based materials, sustainable materials, green chemistry and including recycling and recovery of spent materials. The scope of the journal is devoted to reports of new and original experimental and theoretical research in the areas of materials, engineering, physics, bioscience, processing, environmental science and chemistry, which are related to the critical renewable and recyclable applications.

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  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Advanced Thermochemical Conversion Approaches for Green Hydrogen Production from Crop Residues

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 1-28, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.045822
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Special Issue in Celebration of JRM 10 Years)
    Abstract The huge volumes of crop residues generated during the production, processing, and consumption of farm products constitute an ecological nuisance when ineffectively managed. The conversion of crop residues to green hydrogen is one of the sustainable management strategies for ubiquitous crop residues. Production of green hydrogen from crop residue sources will contribute to deepening access to clean and affordable energy, mitigating climate change, and ensuring environmental sustainability. However, the deployment of conventional thermochemical technologies for the conversion of crop residues to green hydrogen is costly, requires long residence time, produces low-quality products, and therefore needs to be upgraded. The current… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Folic Acid-Functionalized Nanocrystalline Cellulose as a Renewable and Biocompatible Nanomaterial for Cancer-Targeting Nanoparticles

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 29-43, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.043449
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: From Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Materials for Sustainable Application)
    Abstract The study focuses on the development of biocompatible and stable FA-functionalized nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) as a potential drug delivery system for targeting folate receptor-positive cancer cells. The FA-functionalized NCCs were synthesized through a series of chemical reactions, resulting in nanoparticles with favorable properties for biomedical applications. The microstructural analysis revealed that the functionalized NCCs maintained their rod-shaped morphology and displayed hydrodynamic diameters suitable for evading the mononuclear phagocytic system while being large enough to target tumor tissues. Importantly, these nanoparticles possessed a negative surface charge, enhancing their stability and repelling potential aggregation. The binding specificity of FA-functionalized NCCs to folate… More >

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    Folic Acid-Functionalized Nanocrystalline Cellulose as a Renewable and Biocompatible Nanomaterial for Cancer-Targeting Nanoparticles

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    High-Value-Added Utilization of Turpentine: Screening of Anti-Influenza Virus Agents from β-Pinene Derivatives

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 45-56, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.031089
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Material from Agricultural Waste and By-Product and Its Applications)
    Abstract Turpentine is a renewable and resourceful forest product. The deep processing and utilization of turpentine, particularly its primary component β-pinene, has garnered widespread attention. This study aimed to synthesize 40 derivatives of β-pinene, including nopinone, 3-cyanopyridines of nopinone, myrtanyl acid, myrtanyl acylthioureas, and myrtanyl amides. We assessed the antiviral activities of these β-pinene derivatives against influenza virus A/Puerto Rico/8/34 (H1N1) using the 3-(4,5-dimetylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide method. The β-pinene derivatives were used before and after cellular infection with the influenza virus to evaluate their preventive and therapeutic effects against the H1N1 virus. The results showed that only compound 10o exhibited a preventive… More >

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    High-Value-Added Utilization of Turpentine: Screening of Anti-Influenza Virus Agents from <i>β</i>-Pinene Derivatives

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Nitrogen-Doped Amorphous Carbon Homojunction from Palmyra Sugar as a Renewable Solar Cell

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 57-69, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.028619
    Abstract An a-C/a-C:N junction, which used palmyra sugar as the carbon source and ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) as the dopant source, was successfully deposited on the ITO glass substrate using the nano-spraying method. The current-voltage relationship of the junction was found to be a Schottky-like contact, and therefore the junction shows the characteristic rectifiers. This means the a-C and a-C:N are semiconductors with different types of conduction. Moreover, the samples showed an increase in current and voltage value when exposed to visible light (bright state) compared to the dark condition, thereby, indicating the creation of electron-hole pairs during the exposure. It was… More >

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    Nitrogen-Doped Amorphous Carbon Homojunction from Palmyra Sugar as a Renewable Solar Cell

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Smart Colorimetric Corn Starch Films Combined with Anthocyanin-Loaded Glutenin-Carboxymethyl Chitosan Nanocomplexes for Freshness Monitoring of Chilled Pork

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 71-87, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.028927
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Active and Intelligent Food Packaging Films)
    Abstract In this study, intelligent, pH-responsive colorimetric films were prepared by encapsulating anthocyanins in nanocomplexes prepared from glutenin and carboxymethyl chitosan. These nanocomplexes were added to a corn starch matrix and used in the freshness monitoring of chilled pork. The effects of anthocyanin-loaded nanocomplexes on the physical, structural, and functional characteristics of the films were investigated. The addition of anthocyanin-loaded nanocomplexes increased the tensile strength, elongation at break, hydrophobicity, and light transmittance of the films while decreasing their water vapor permeability. This is because new hydrogen bonds are formed between the film components, resulting in a more homogeneous and dense structure.… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Flame Retardant Material Based on Cellulose Scaffold Mineralized by Calcium Carbonate

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 89-102, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.029057
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Process and Engineering of Lignocellulose Utilization)
    Abstract Wood-based functional materials have developed rapidly. But the flammability significantly limits its further application. To improve the flame retardancy, the balsa wood was delignified by NaClO2 solution to create a cellulose scaffold, and then alternately immersed in CaCl2 ethanol solution and NaHCO3 aqueous solution under vacuum. The high porosity and wettability resulting from delignification benefited the following mineralization process, changing the thermal properties of balsa wood significantly. The organic-inorganic wood composite showed abundant CaCO3 spherical particles under scanning electron microscopy. The peak of the heat release rate of delignified balsa-CaCO3 was reduced by 33% compared to the native balsa, according… More >

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    Flame Retardant Material Based on Cellulose Scaffold Mineralized by Calcium Carbonate

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Preparation and Characterization of Biobased Dehydroabietyl Polyethylene Glycol Glycidyl Ether-Grafted Hydroxyethyl Cellulose with High Emulsifying Property

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 103-117, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.029424
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Multifunctional and Comprehensive bio-based Forest Product Chemistry)
    Abstract Dehydroabietyl polyethylene glycol glycidyl ether-grafted hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) polymer surfactant (DA(EO)5GE-g-HEC) was prepared using ring-opening polymerization with biobased rosin and hydroxyethyl cellulose as feedstocks. Dehydroabietyl polyethylene glycol glycidyl ether (DA(EO)5GE) was formed by condensation of dehydroabietyl alcohol polyoxyethylene ether (Rosin derivative: DA(EO)5H) and epichlorohydrin. The grafting degree of DA(EO)5GE-g-HEC was manipulated by adjusting the mass ratio of HEC and DA(EO)5GE and confirmed by EA. According to the formula, when m(HEC)/m(DA(EO)2GE) was 1:1~1:5, the grafting rate of DA(EO)5GE in DA(EO)5GE-g-HEC varied from 34.43% to 38.33%. The surface activity and foam properties of DA(EO)5GE-g-HEC aqueous solution were studied. The results showed that… More >

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    Preparation and Characterization of Biobased Dehydroabietyl Polyethylene Glycol Glycidyl Ether-Grafted Hydroxyethyl Cellulose with High Emulsifying Property

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Comparison of Combustion Characteristics of Tars Produced with Tobacco Stem Biomass Gasification

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 119-129, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.031521
    Abstract In order to study the combustion characteristics of tar in biomass gasifier inner wall and gasification gas, “tobacco stem semi-tar inside furnace”, “tobacco stem tar inside furnace” and “tobacco stem tar out-of-furnace” were subjected to thermogravimetric experiments, and the combustion characteristics and kinetic characteristics were analyzed. The result shows that “tobacco stem semi-tar inside furnace” has the highest value and “tobacco stem tar out-of-furnace” is has the lowest value on ignition characteristics, combustion characteristics and combustible stability; “tobacco stem semi-tar inside furnace” has the lowest value and “tobacco stem tar outside furnace” has the highest value on burnout characteristics; “tobacco… More >

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    Comparison of Combustion Characteristics of Tars Produced with Tobacco Stem Biomass Gasification

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Histological Assessment of Bone Regeneration in the Maxilla with Homologous Bone Graft: A Feasible Option for Maxillary Bone Reconstruction

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 131-148, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.043940
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Compatible Biological Materials Applied to Regenerative Medicine: from the Bench to the Bedside )
    Abstract Bone biomaterials have been increasingly used to reconstruct maxillary atrophic ridges. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate bone reconstruction in the maxilla using a homologous cortico-cancellous FFB (lyophilized) graft and verify its reliability. Eight individuals were included from 2014 to 2018. The first surgery was performed to install homologous bone blocks in the maxilla. The period of the second intervention varied between 5 months and 15 days to 11 months (≈7.93 months). The biopsies were taken from the central region of the matured graft during the surgery for implant placement. All patients presented clinical and radiographic conditions… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Theoretical Analysis on Deflection and Bearing Capacity of Prestressed Bamboo-Steel Composite Beams

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 149-166, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.029445
    Abstract A theoretical analysis of upward deflection and midspan deflection of prestressed bamboo-steel composite beams is presented in this study. The deflection analysis considers the influences of interface slippage and shear deformation. Furthermore, the calculation model for flexural capacity is proposed considering the two stages of loading. The theoretical results are verified with 8 specimens considering different prestressed load levels, load schemes, and prestress schemes. The results indicate that the proposed theoretical analysis provides a feasible prediction of the deflection and bearing capacity of bamboo-steel composite beams. For deflection analysis, the method considering the slippage and shear deformation provides better accuracy.… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Bond-Slip Behavior of Steel Bar and Recycled Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 167-186, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.031503
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in New Renewable Building Materials)
    Abstract Recycled steel fiber reinforced concrete is an innovative construction material that offers exceptional mechanical properties and durability. It is considered a sustainable material due to its low carbon footprint and environmental friendly characteristics. This study examines the key influencing factors that affect the behavior of this material, such as the steel fiber volume ratio, recycled aggregate replacement rate, concrete strength grade, anchorage length, and stirrup constraint. The study investigates the bond failure morphology, bond-slip, and bond strength constitutive relationship of steel fiber recycled concrete. The results show that the addition of steel fibers at 0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5% volume ratios… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Repair of Second-Generation Recycled Fine Aggregate of Waste Concrete from Freeze-Thaw Environment by Carbonation Treatment

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 187-201, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.044232
    Abstract The reuse of waste recycled concrete from harsh environments has become a research hotspot in the field of construction. This study investigated the repair effect of carbonation treatment on second-generation recycled fine aggregate (SRFA) obtained from recycled fine aggregate concrete (RFAC) subjected to freeze-thaw (FT) cycles. Before and after carbonation, the properties of SRFA were evaluated. Carbonated second-generation recycled fine aggregate (CSRFA) at five substitution rates (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%) to replace SRFA was used to prepare carbonated second-generation recycled fine aggregate concrete (CSRFAC). The water absorption, porosity and mechanical properties of CSRFAC were tested, and its frost-resisting durability… More >

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