Advanced materials

 

Advanced materials

Characterization of Biodegradable Polymers for Porous Structure: Further Steps toward Sustainable Plastics
19/04/2024 - Plastic pollution poses a significant environmental challenge, necessitating the investigation of bioplastics with reduced end-of-life impact. This study systematically characterizes four promising...
Cooked Rice Textural Properties and Starch Physicochemical Properties from New Hybrid Rice and Their Parents
28/03/2024 - Although great progress has been made in the development of hybrid rice with increased yield, challenges for the improvement of grain quality still remain. In this study, the textural properties of...
Physical Stability of Lotus Seed and Lily Bulb Beverage: The Effects of Homogenisation on Particle Size Distribution, Microstructure, Rheological Behaviour, and Sensory Properties
01/03/2024 - The lotus seed and lily bulb beverage (LLB) has a problem with solid particle sedimentation. To address this issue, LLB was homogenised twice at different pressures (0~100 MPa) using a homogeniser....
Equation of State of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete–Oedometric Testing
19/02/2024 - This paper aims at investigating the triaxial behavior of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) under extremely high pressures, and experimentally determine Equation of State (EOS) for several different...
Biocomposites of Cellulose Isolated from Coffee Processing By-Products and Incorporation in Poly(Butylene Adipate-Co-Terephthalate) (PBAT) Matrix: An Overview
24/01/2024 - With its extensive production and consumption, the coffee industry generates significant amounts of lignocellulosic waste. This waste, primarily comprising coffee biomasses, is a potential source of...
Investigating New Environmentally Friendly Zeotropic Refrigerants as Possible Replacements for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Car Air Conditioners
30/12/2023 - The widespread use of automobiles and the increased duration spent within automobiles equipped with air conditioning systems have prompted various countries to enforce regulations that advocate for...
The influence of polycaprolactone content on the surface properties of polyurethane networks
02/12/2023 - Pro?oxidants promote biodegradation and disintegration.AbstractBiodegradable polymers are gaining momentum to resolve the globally acknowledged plastic waste problem. Understanding, characterizing,...
Physicochemical Properties of Granular and Gelatinized Lotus Rhizome Starch with Varied Proximate Compositions and Structural Characteristics
30/11/2023 - As a traditional and popular dietary supplement, lotus rhizome starch (LRS) has health benefits for its many nutritional components and is especially suitable for teenagers and seniors. In this...
Preparation and Characterization of Polycarbonate-Based Blend System with Favorable Mechanical Properties and 3D Printing Performance
12/10/2023 - Recently, material extrusion (MEX) 3D printing technology has attracted extensive attention. However, some high-performance thermoplastic polymer resins, such as polycarbonate (PC), cannot be...
Producing Blends of Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate and Blood Meal That Are Safe to Render
13/09/2023 - Single-use plastic hygiene control products used during red meat processing can have severe negative impacts on the environment and cannot be processed with offal during rendering into meat and bone...
Development and Application of Poly (Lactic Acid)/Poly (Butylene Adipate-Co-Terephthalate)/Thermoplastic Starch Film Containing Salicylic Acid for Banana Preservation
11/09/2023 - Bananas are susceptible to the effects of endogenous enzymatic, leading to their rapid decay and deterioration. In order to mitigate economic losses and prolong the shelf life of bananas, the...
Effects of Chitosan Nanoparticles and 4,4′ Methylene-Diphenyl Diisocyanate on the Polylactic Acid/Poly (Butyleneadipate-Co-Terephthalate) Composite Properties
- Polylactic acid (PLA) is considered a mature alternative to synthetic plastics made from petroleum by-products, possessing the advantages of good mechanical strength. However, it also has some...
Development of Alkali Activated Inorganic Foams Based on Construction and Demolition Wastes for Thermal Insulation Applications
30/05/2023 - Nowadays, the construction industry is challenged not only by increasingly strict environmental regulations, but also by a shortage of raw materials and additives. It is critical to find new sources...
Preparation of high-performance PLA / PBAT blends with hierarchical structure by controlling distribution of oriented region
07/03/2023 - Abstract PLA is a potential fully biodegradable material, but its poor toughness and heat resistance seriously limit its wide application. In this work, a strong and tough...
New Biodegradable Materials for Re-Thought Packaging from Pre-Consumer Wastes by Controlling the Storage Time as Method to Increase the Mechanical Recycling Efficiency
10/02/2023 - The influence of storage conditions on the mechanical recycling of pre-consumer waste (PRE-CW) from the manufacture of multilayer packaging films starting from starch compounds using a...
Deformation Behavior of 3D Printed Auxetic Structures of Thermoplastic Polymers: PLA, PBAT, and Blends
11/01/2023 - Auxetic structures have a negative Poisson’s ratio and therefore expand transversely to the direction of loading instead of tapering. This unique behavior is not caused by the materials...
Application of biodegradable film as modified atmosphere packaging for red chili (Capsicum annuum cv. Jinda)
05/01/2023 - Biodegradable film was developed as modified atmosphere packaging of red chili at 10°C. Red chili could be stored up to 15?days in both packaging system. MAP for red chili could be achieved with a...
Experimental Study on the Seismic Performance of New Energy Dissipation Connectors in an Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Panel with Assembled Steel Frame
19/12/2022 - This study proposes a new energy dissipation connector (NEDC) to connect an external autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) wall panel with an assembled steel frame. To investigate the seismic performance...
Fabrication of a Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)/Polybutylene Adipate-Co-Terephthalate (PBAT)-Based Hybrid System Reinforced with Lignin and Zinc Nanoparticles for Potential Biomedical Applications
22/11/2022 - Polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate (PBAT) was used in an effort to improve the properties of polybutylene succinate (PBS). The resultant blend consisting of PBS/PBAT (70/30) was reinforced with...
Super Ductile and Stiff PBAT/PLA Biodegradable?composites Balanced with Random PMMA?co?GMA Copolymer as Compatibilizer
19/10/2022 - Poly(butylene adipate?butylene terephthalate) (PBAT) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biodegradable composites have been prepared by the melt blending method using a new methyl methacrylate and glycidyl...
In-Plane Lateral Performance of AAC Block Walls Reinforced with CFPR Sheets
13/10/2022 - This study evaluates the structural behavior of aerated autoclave concrete (AAC) blocks laterally loaded in the in-plane direction under quasi-static loading. The study started with the evaluation of...