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• #### Recent progress in extraction/transesterification techniques for the recovery of oil from algae biomass ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-02-08)
Exploration of alternative and sustainable sources of fuel production has become vital for a couple of decades because of the increase in demand, shortages in inexpensive fossil fuel production, and environmental pollution ...
• #### Methodologies of e-waste recycling and its major impacts on human health and the environment ﻿

(Inderscience, 2020-12-15)
Each year, hundreds of thousands of consumer electronics, computers, monitors, phones, printers, televisions and other portable devices become outdated and were mainly dumped to the landfills or poorly recycled. Recent ...
• #### Intention or request: The impact of message structures ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-02)
This paper investigates how different message structures impact communication strategy as well as sender and receiver behavior. Specifically, we focus on comparing communication games with messages stating an intention ...
• #### Fabrication of flame-retardant and superhydrophobic electrospun nanofibers ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-04)
The high demand for polystyrene that is used in various commercial and household applications results in pollution of the marine environment and its accumulation in landfills. To tackle these global environmental issues, ...
• #### Synthesis, crystal structure, and thermoelectric properties of ternary phosphide $BaCu_5P_3$ ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-04)
A new copper-phosphide, $BaCu_5P_3$ was synthesized by a high-temperature solid-state route and salt flux method. The crystal structure of $BaCu_5P_3$ was determined using single crystal X-ray diffraction. $BaCu_5P_3$ ...