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Before we come to your actual question, we should clarify a few other problems related to quantities and units in your expression: moles = mass / RFM It is essential to distinguish between quantities and units. For example, density is defined as “mass per volume” and not “mass per litre”. In your expression “moles” is a unit name; but it should actually ...


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A general answer to your broad question is that poly(lactic acid) is used because fermentation of sugar to lactic acid is easy and has high mass yield, and polymerization to the polyester is straightforward. But it's not the only bioplastic. There are many others in use or in development. For example, ethanol from fermentation can be dehydrated to ethylene ...


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For this process, sodium dithionite (Na2S2O4) has been considered as a best reducing agent in traditional and industrial dying but the reducing agent releases sodium sulphate, sulphite and thiosulphate ions into the media. Those ions not only cause environmental concerns as major pollutants of the modern textile industry waste waters but they present also no ...


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The xkcd information is interesting, but doesn't really answer the question, which is about how much CO2 is produced by the industry. For that, we need to understand a key difference between fermented and non-fermented carbonated beverages. Non-fermented carbonated beverages are carbonated using CO2 provided by industrial gas companies who capture this CO2 ...


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