Advanced materials

 

Advanced materials

Acoustic velocity and stability of tissue-mimicking echogenic materials for ultrasound training phantoms
09/04/2024 - Abstract Purpose. High-fidelity mannequins are increasingly used to train the medical staff on many medical procedures. Lately, a new challenge regarding echogenic...
Antimicrobial Efficacy of a Vegetable Oil Plasticizer in PVC Matrices
10/04/2024 - The growing prevalence of bacterial and viral infections, highlighted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, urgently calls for new antimicrobial strategies. To this end, we have synthesized and...
Surface Chalking upon Weathering of Dark-Colored PVC Articles and Relevant Stabilizers
10/04/2024 - PVC items (38% carbon atoms w/w) are environmentally friendly as, unlike polyolefins (86% carbon atoms w/w), they are mainly based on chlorine, one of the most abundant elements on Earth and, so,...
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolated from the Gut Symbiotic Community of the Plastic-Eating Tenebrio molitor
- Abstract Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) waste is a major environmental challenge. In this study, we found that a PVC-eating insect, Tenebrio molitor, could survive by consuming...
A “one?pot” method for synthesizing zinc tryptophan and its derivatives as highly efficient PVC thermal stabilizer with excellent mechanical properties
13/03/2024 - Phase transition materials induced temperature drop.AbstractBecause of the significant advantages of bone adhesives compared with traditional mechanical fixation, many scholars have studied...
Mitigating Blast Hazards: Experimental Evaluation of Anti-Shatter Films and Catcher-Cable Systems on Conventional Windows
12/03/2024 - In light of terrorist attacks and accidents, the need for structural protection against explosive events has increased significantly in recent decades. Conventional unprotected windows pose a...
Recycling PVC Waste into CO2 Adsorbents: Optimizing Pyrolysis Valorization with Neuro-Fuzzy Models
20/02/2024 - Nowadays, the environmental challenges associated with plastics are becoming increasingly prominent, making the exploitation of alternatives to landfill disposal a pressing concern. Particularly,...
Chlorinated Plastics Offer Unique Opportunities and Challenges in Upcycling
19/02/2024 - Chlorinated plastics are part of the everyday lives of consumers and producers alike. They can be found in buildings, automobiles, fashion, packaging, and many other places. This prevalence makes...
Sustainability in Membrane Technology: Membrane Recycling and Fabrication Using Recycled Waste
- Membrane technology has shown a promising role in combating water scarcity, a globally faced challenge. However, the disposal of end-of-life membrane modules is problematic as the current practices...
Monitoring of Rubber Belt Material Performance and Damage
05/02/2024 - Conveyors play a very important role in modern manufacturing processes, and one of the most popular types is the belt conveyor. The main elements of a conveyor include a conveyor belt, roller sets, a...
Biofilm Formation in Water Distribution Systems
27/01/2024 - A biofilm is a biologically active matrix attached to the surface of cells and their extracellular products. As they are a mixture of many microorganisms, the microbiological activity of biofilms...
Risks Associated with the Presence of Polyvinyl Chloride in the Environment and Methods for Its Disposal and Utilization
28/12/2023 - Plastics have recently become an indispensable part of everyone’s daily life due to their versatility, durability, light weight, and low production costs. The increasing production and...
Effects of Copper(II) Oxide on the Co-Pyrolysis of Waste Polyester Enameled Wires and Poly(vinyl chloride)
20/12/2023 - The emission of chlorinated pollutants is one of the main problems when recovering copper (Cu) via pyrolysis from waste enameled wires. This is mainly attributed to other wastes which possess high...
A Dataset of Pulsed Thermography for Automated Defect Depth Estimation
08/12/2023 - Pulsed thermography is an established nondestructive evaluation technology that excels at detecting and characterizing subsurface defects within specimens. A critical challenge in this domain is the...
Quaternarized cationic poly[(vinyl chloride)?co?(vinyl chloroacetate)] binary copolymer as non?migration antibacterial additive in PVC matrix
28/11/2023 - Developing new bone tissue engineering strategies is still necessary. This work aims to construct a chitosan?gelatin/hydroxyapatite?based (CG/H) scaffold to support mesenchymal stem cell (MSC). The...
Exploring the Plastic Collection and Recycling Trends in Sri Lanka
26/11/2023 - This study examined plastic waste management in Sri Lanka, concentrating on the contributing factors to plastic waste generation and collection. Data were gathered through a questionnaire survey from...
Thinning of Poly(methyl methacrylate) and Poly(vinyl chloride) Thin Films Induced by High-Energy Ions of Different Stopping Powers
21/11/2023 - Ion bombardment is an important tool of materials processing, but usually leads to erosion of the surface and significant thickness reductions when thin layers are used. The growing use of polymer...
Impacts of stormwater pipe materials and pipe repairs on stormwater quality: a review
04/11/2023 - The water quality implications of transferring stormwater through pipes composed of concrete (new and used), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), galvanized corrugated steel (GCS), high-density polyethylene...
Composite of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Plastisol and Wood Flour as a Potential Coating Material
03/11/2023 - This paper presents the results of a study of the properties of a new composite material made from poly(vinyl chloride) plastisol (PVC) and conifer-derived wood flour. The material can be used for...
Bibliometric and Co-Occurrence Study of Process System Engineering (PSE) Applied to the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production
28/10/2023 - PVC is widely used in packaging, electrical insulation, and medical devices due to its versatility owing to its resistance, incombustible and barrier properties as well as affordable cost. In the...
Bio?additives and bio?fillers: Latest trends and future needs
23/10/2023 - Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) was chemically modified using bromo? and fluoro?benzothiazole derivatives. Three glucose?fatty acids esters plasticizers were prepared and blended with modified PVC to...