Advanced materials

 

Advanced materials

Gate-to-grave assessment of plastic from recycling to manufacturing of TENG: a comparison between India and Singapore
15/06/2024 - This study assesses the viability of recycled plastic-based triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for sustainable energy harvesting in India and Singapore, concurrently examining plastic waste...
Applications of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials as Contrast Agents in Biomedical Imaging Technologies: A Review
01/09/2024 - Abstract Graphene-based nanomaterials have found extensive applications across numerous fields owing to their unique properties; one fascinating example of these applications is...
Utilization of Plastic Waste for Developing Composite Bricks and Enhancing Mechanical Properties: A Review on Challenges and Opportunities
02/05/2023 - The population increases demand for plastic in every sector along with single?use plastic rapidly increasing, but it still has a low recycling rate. The use of plastic in the form of brick is...
A Decision?Making Carbon Reinforced Material Selection Model for Composite Polymers in Pipeline Applications
11/04/2023 - Pipes are manufactured primarily through the extrusion process. One of the material extrusion processes in recent digital manufacturing is additive manufacturing’s fusion deposition modeling. Pipes...
Mixed N,O?donor Directed Blue Emissive Nano?dispersed Mesoporous Mn(II)?MOF:Dual Sensing Probe for Recyclable and Ultrasensitive ppb?Level Recognition of TNP and Cr(VI)?Oxoanions
21/05/2024 - A new mesoporous Mn(II)?MOF [Mn2(phen)2(nia)2]? with 4?c uninodal net topology and reiterating rectangular channels in its cargo?net like extension was synthesized using ??conjugated phenanthroline...
Sustainable strategies towards better utilization of synthetic polymers
26/04/2024 - The abstract provides an overview of a study focused on analyzing diverse strategies to achieve sustainable utilization of synthetic polymers through effective waste management. The escalating global...
Optimization of Ti-PA efficiently catalytic the alcoholysis of waste PET using response surface methodology
29/04/2024 - A new type of titanium phthalate (Ti-PA) catalyst was prepared by exchange method of phthalic acid and isopropyl titanate, which is never been reported before. The Ti-PA catalyst was characterized...
Pristine and UV-Weathered PET Microplastics as Water Contaminants: Appraising the Potential of the Fenton Process for Effective Remediation
22/04/2024 - Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) microplastics constitute a significant portion of plastic pollution in the environment and pose substantial environmental challenges. In this study, the effectiveness...
Evaluation of the Viability of 3D Printing in Recycling Polymers
16/04/2024 - The increased use of plastics in industrial and agricultural applications has led to high levels of pollution worldwide and is a significant challenge. To address this plastic pollution, conventional...
From Oasis to Desert: The Struggle of Urban Green Spaces Amid Heatwaves and Water Scarcity
17/04/2024 - In the summer of 2022, an intense heatwave swept through Northern Europe, with London bearing a significant impact. While nature-based solutions are often considered to be ideal responses to such...
Exploring the substrate spectrum of phylogenetically distinct bacterial polyesterases
09/04/2024 - Graphical Abstract and Lay SummaryOver the last years, utilization of enzymes in degradation of polymers has emerged as an environmentally friendly asset in tackling the pressing challenges of...
Recycled PET/PA6 Fibers from Waste Textile with Improved Hydrophilicity by In-Situ Reaction-Induced Capacity Enhancement
11/04/2024 - Due to the increasing amounts of textile waste, textile to textile recycling is of prime concern. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) represents the most extensively used type of chemical fiber. Its...
Abolishing Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles in Dubai Hotels as a Voluntary Act—Scenarios and Environmental Impacts
09/04/2024 - Dubai, a popular vacation spot, has launched an initiative to reduce reliance on single-use plastic water bottles. Tourists in Dubai widely utilize PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) water bottles, and...
Influences of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Microplastic on the Hygrothermal and Mechanical Performance of Plasterboard with Polymethylhydrosiloxane Content
03/04/2024 - New composites produced with recycled waste are needed to manufacture more sustainable construction materials. This paper aimed to analyze the hygrothermal and mechanical performance of plasterboard...
Facile Preparation of Impalement Resistant, Mechanically Robust and Weather Resistant Photothermal Superhydrophobic Coatings for Anti?/De?icing
27/03/2024 - The Si?PET/F?silica/CB coating was prepared by spraying a dispersion consisting of F?silica, Si?PET adhesive and photothermal CB nanoparticles onto Al alloy plates and thermal curing. The coating...
Review on Gaps and Challenges in Prediction Outdoor Thermal Comfort Indices: Leveraging Industry 4.0 and ‘Knowledge Translation’
25/03/2024 - The current outdoor thermal comfort index assessment is either based on thermal sensation votes collected through field surveys/questionnaires or using equations fundamentally backed by...
Corrosion Engineering of Part?per?million Single Atom Pt1/Ni(OH)2 Electrocatalyst for PET Upcycling at Ampere?level Current Density
19/03/2024 - The plastic waste issue has posed a series of formidable challenges for the ecological environment and human health. While the conventional recycling strategies often led to plastic down?cycling, the...
Designing Sustainable Hydrophilic Interfaces via Feature Selection from Molecular Descriptors and Time-Domain Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxation Curves
15/03/2024 - Surface modification using hydrophilic polymer coatings is a sustainable approach for preventing membrane clogging due to foulant adhesion to water treatment membranes and reducing...
A Multi-Streamline Approach for Upcycling PET into a Biodiesel and Asphalt Modifier
13/03/2024 - The non-degradable nature of petroleum-based plastics and the dependence on petroleum-based products in daily life and production are dilemmas of human development today. We hereby developed a...
Radiomic-Based Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Prosthetic Heart Valve Infective Endocarditis in Non-Attenuation Correction [18F]FDG PET/CT Images
08/03/2024 - Although there have been crucial advancements in the diagnostic and treatment approaches, the mortality rate of infective endocarditis is still an ongoing challenge in clinical practice. [18F]FDG...
Polymer Composites with Carbon Fillers Based on Coal Pitch and Petroleum Pitch Cokes: Structure, Electrical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties
08/03/2024 - The effect of particle size and oxidation degree of new carbon microfillers, based on coal pitch (CP) and petroleum pitch (PET) cokes, on the structure as well as thermal, mechanical, and electrical...