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Life cycle assessment of spider silk nonwoven meshes in an air filtration device

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Lauterbach, Anja Yvonne ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Life cycle assessment of spider silk nonwoven meshes in an air filtration device.
In: Green Materials. Vol. 2 (September 2014) . - 10 Seiten.
ISSN 2049-1220
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/gmat.14.00011

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Spider silk is a highly interesting protein fiber with outstanding properties. Since natural spider silk is not available for technical applications due to spiders’ cannibalism, the production of recombinant spider silk proteins has been established. The goal of this study was to examine the ecological impact of spider silk nonwoven layers in an air filtration device using comparative life cycle assessment. The investigation focused on the environmental benefits of using recombinantly produced spider silk proteins processed into nonwoven meshes in comparison to melt-blown synthetic polymer filter layers in dust bags. The considered functional unit was one dust bag containing spider silk in comparison to one commercially available dust bag. In case of spider silk dust bags, 9 kg of CO2-equivalents could be saved per domestic home and year in the category of global warming potential in comparison to commercially available ones. Assuming that all used dust bags would be furnished with spider silk nonwoven meshes, the overall benefit for exemplary Germany would be 241 million kg CO2-equivalents. This article contains supporting information that will be made available online once the issue is published. In the meantime, if you wish to get a copy of the supplementary file please contact the Managing Editor, Sohini Banerjee, at sohini.banerjee@icepublishing.com

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: biotechnology; sustainable materials; environmental impact; process development; environmentally benign processing
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials > Chair Biomaterials - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Colloids and Interfaces - BZKG
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Molecular Biosciences - BZMB
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Research Center for Bio-Macromolecules - BIOmac
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Material Science and Engineering - BayMAT
Research Institutions
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2015 10:51
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/7862