Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series

Porous material derived from organic waste treatment

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dominika Zabiegaj, Northumbria University presents: Porous material derived from organic waste treatment.

  • From: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dominika Zabiegaj, Northumbria University presents: Porous material derived from organic waste treatment.

Abstract

The main motivation for the design and manufacturing of novel materials is based not only on the fact that properties of different components can be combined in one material but also on the multidisciplinary studies and researchers involved, coming from various fields. Where the different scientific approach, perspective and experience come into one benefit.


The good example can be porous material manufacturing, in which combination of liquid foam with particles can result in a material with unique adsorptive, photocatalytic or structural properties, depending on the nature of the used precursor (particle dispersion).


The utilization of nanoparticles/nanopowders is currently wide spread in the field of tailoring and fabrication of high specific surface area materials for gas adsorption, filtering and other industrial applications.


In the method proposed here activated carbon particle laden wet foams are used as templates for the gel-casting process, which provide a solid foam structure with particles mainly distributed over the surface of the cells, defining the structure of final solid material. Making its 3-dimensional porous structure open and widely connected, suitable for further thermal treatment.


The study faces the problem of porous materials (solid foams) manufacturing, produced by solidification of liquid foams stabilized by nano sized solids such as carbon. Activated Carbon used in this study derives from agricultural residuals i.e. coconut shells and opens a new way of use (recycling) of biodegradable raw materials categorized as post production waste, in 3D materials production through the stabilization of bespoken liquid and solid foams.


Porous materials (solid foams) obtained from these systems, according to specially developed procedure, are then characterize by SEM and BET techniques as regards their morphology (porosity, cell size and structure) and surface chemical composition, being able to fulfil highly demanding market needs.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Ian Shuttleworth and James Rawlings

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For any enquires please contact Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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