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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 significant waste problems faced by the foundation industries. Prior studies have indicated that PPMS and PMS may be used in their raw or composted forms as a construction ingredient. Furthermore, fully integrated models for assessing CO2 emissions (eco-impact) and cost (IMACC) have been performed. In this project, we further explore this new industrial symbiosis as an energy efficient method of manufacturing fired clay bricks with the intention of unlocking the untapped potential of decarbonisation using PPMS and PMS.

Dr Saurav Goel

London South Bank University


Saurav Goel is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Division of London South Bank University. He is an EPSRC ECF Forum member in manufacturing, an associate director of the EPSRC NetworkPlus in Manufacturing and a recipient of the Royal Society’s Newton Fellowship award. He holds a visiting professorship at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and is currently serving as an associate editor for four International journals: Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, BioMaterials and Polymers Horizons and Nanofabrication.

Published: November 3rd, 2021
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