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Ensuring a sustainable future for recycling in the paper value chain (SRPV)

Paper based products often require thin films of plastic to serve as a waterproof barrier. In an effort to make products more recyclable, there has been a push towards to […]

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Published: November 8th, 2022
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Low-temperature densification of α-Al2O3 through a modified cold-sintering process

α-Al2O3 is a technical/advanced ceramic used in applications such as electrical, wear, and corrosion resistance, with approximately 120,000 metric tonnes manufactured per year worldwide. As with all ceramics, processing takes […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Developing biocomposite materials as low-carbon alternatives to ceramic tiles

The aim of this project will be to further develop and refine a sintering process (BioSintering®) for the fabrication of low-carbon alternatives to ceramic tiles. The project will improve the […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Element-based mapping of waste and by-product material flows – a transformational enabler for industrial symbiosis

An outstanding knowledge gap for Foundational Industries (FIs) is the lack of an overarching understanding around the material flows of their wastes and by-products, including their volumes, chemical composition ranges, […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Improving surface interactions of waste plastics as grain substitutes within concrete

The cement industry is one of the biggest CO2 emitters on the planet and concurrently, we are facing a global crisis in plastic waste and how to repurpose, reuse or […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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New Metrology for Hydrogen Flame Imaging

More than 85% of the global energy system is based on the combustion of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. Hydrogen is an alternative as it may […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Sustainable asphalt pavements with recycled concrete aggregate and waste glass

Asphalt is the major surfacing material of  the UK’s road infrastructure, which comprises mineral aggregates and bitumen. Meanwhile, the foundation industry generates millions of tons of waste concrete and glass […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Circularising the Pressure Moulding of Ceramics

Ceramic materials are a versatile group of materials offering long-term use, high thermal stability, high strength and chemical inertness. They are also suitable for mass production. However, conventional processing of […]

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Published: October 28th, 2022
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Sustainable advanced manufacturing via machine learning-assisted exploitation of sensing and data infrastructure

AI, and data science in general, are underpinning research disciplines that already are very prominent in numerous manufacturing sectors, and are already achieving measurable impacts (e.g. in the high value, […]

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Published: September 23rd, 2022
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Physics-informed digital twins for industrial heating processes (twin4heat)

Industrial heating processes, which are currently widespread in foundation industries, are often described as transitioning to Industry 4.0. With rapid advances in the field of machine learning, data-driven approaches have […]

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Published: September 23rd, 2022
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