Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/9252
Title: Medical Waste Treatment via Waste Electrospinning of PS
Authors: Işık, Tuğba
Demir, Mustafa Muammer
Işık, Tuğba
Demir, Mustafa Muammer
Keywords: CD case
Medical waste
Polystyrene
Recycling
Waste-electrospinning
Waste PS
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Korean Fiber Society
Abstract: Body fluid medical wastes are infectious clinical wastes (blood, saliva, urine) due to their high pathogenic content. Incineration is the most commonly used method in waste management that possess high water content along with molecularly dissolved species such as proteins. The process is costly; so that the removal of solid content dissolved in aqueous part by preliminary filtration can reduce the volume of the waste material. In this study, fibrous mats were prepared by electrospinning of PS wastes from DMF and THF solutions. Then they are employed in the removal of protein-based solid contents of body fluid medical wastes before their disposal. Two sources of PS waste (CD cover and Styrofoam) were employed along with virgin PS for comparison. The adsorption capacity of as-prepared electrospun fibers was examined for three model proteins: Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA), Myoglobin (MYO), and Trypsin (TRY). The fibers obtained from PS CD wastes have remarkably larger protein sorption capacities (particularly BSA) than the fibers obtained from virgin PS. XPS reveals the presence of CaCO3 domains in CD covers added into PS during their production steps probably to increase mechanical properties. There may be an electrostatic interaction between Ca2+ and the negatively charged groups of the protein. In this way, PS wastes could be converted to a beneficial secondary product by electrospinning and also resulting materials promises for the disposal of body fluid medical wastes. This may be one of the frontiers study on the removal of medical wastes by adsorbents produced via electrospinning of waste polymers.
Description: ISIK, TUGBA/0000-0001-7328-9819
WOS: 000435984800008
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-018-1037-0
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/9252
ISSN: 1229-9197
1875-0052
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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