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Valorisation of Metallurgical Wastes through Chemically Bonded Ceramics (VMW-CBC)

Dross from magnesium alloying and paper sludge mills are two major waste streams from the metals and paper sectors. Currently, both wastes are downcycled through hydroxilation reactions or aerobic digestion […]

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Published: March 23rd, 2022
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Innovative green process to turn alkali solid wastes into carbon-negative feedstock for the cement industry

Over 2 billion tonnes of diverse alkali solid wastes are generated from Foundation Industries worldwide annually and are primarily disposed of through landfills and stockpiling. The volume of these is […]

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Published: February 11th, 2022
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Paper and Construction Industry Symbiosis via Anaerobic Digestion for Enhanced Resource Efficiency and a Low Carbon Future

The paper industry is one of the UK’s more energy-intensive industrial sectors, accounting for roughly two-thirds of the overall energy used in a typical UK industry. The UK Government has […]

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Published: February 11th, 2022
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Sustainable Replacements for Coal Tar Pitch Binders

Coal Tar Pitch is widely used as a carbonisable/graphitisable binder to form carbon electrodes, seals and molten metal-conveying components for the ferrous metal industries. However, coal tar pitch is fossil-derived […]

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Published: February 11th, 2022
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SANDTHERM: Deployment of a novel medium-high temperature waste heat recovery unit based on foundry sands

The aim of this project is to demonstrate an efficient waste heat capture, storage and reuse technology based on waste foundry sand, a currently disregarded waste from the casting industry […]

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Published: February 11th, 2022
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Sustainable Investment Assurance Model: SIAM

This project will build on pre-existing work of the Sustainable Investment Assurance Model (SIAM), originally funded by SUSTAIN in 2020 to develop a case study for the steel industry. The […]

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Published: February 11th, 2022
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Using blast furnace waste heat to convert various wastes into new raw materials for low energy glass manufacturing

This project aims to use the waste heat from blast furnaces to convert various industry wastes into high value raw materials for the glass and cement industries to reduce energy […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Improved Energy Efficiency of Float Glass Production

This project aims to develop and exploit modern advancements in machine learning to improve the efficiency of float glass production. It is part of a suite of activities that the […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Feasibility study on valorisation of paper mill sludge (PMS) to manufacture Eco-bricks: Towards decarbonisation and sustainability in construction

The processing of pulp and paper products yields a significant amount of waste referred to as pulp and paper mill sludge (PPMS or PMS) which represent some of the most […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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Investigation of a Flat Heat Pipe for high temperature waste heat recovery from metal slabs

This project will utilise heat pipe technology to develop an innovative waste heat recovery system that can capture wasted radiative heat from hot slabs (wall temperatures >500°C). The recovered heat […]

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Published: November 3rd, 2021
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