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Research Projects


Research projects

  1. Developing a relationship between Melt Flow Index (MFI) and Molecular weight (Mw) of PP and PE blends both recycled and virgin (for benchmark)
  2. Using recycled PP and glass fiber for underground water meter vault application
  3. Using recycled HDPE and used casting sand for low cost and light weight landscaping blocks
  4. Using recycled PP and glass fiber for storm water drain cover applications
  5. Processing of PET and natural fiber composites
  6. Pressing of grocery bags and natural fiber composites
  7. Processing of post-consumer and postindustrial nylon 6 and glass fiber composites
  1. Development of composite materials with enhanced mechanical properties from waste plastics and chemically treated hemp fibers
  2. Chemical recycling and upcycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from waste drinking bottles
  3. Development of novel fully-recyclable polymer materials
  1. Spectrometric analysis of contaminations and additives in recycled plastics with quantitative chemometrics models
  2. Nanostructure and nanomechanical property analysis with atomic force microscope
  3. Monitoring volatile compounds and odors of recycled plastics
  4. Crystallization kinetics of polymers and composites
  1. Production of fibers/filaments from HDPE grocery bags
  2. Mechanical recycling of single-use grocery bags into high-performance materials
  3. CaCO3 mineral-based thermoplastic composites
  4. Decolorization of post-consumer medical PPE
  5. Generating virgin-like polymers from post-consumer plastics
  6. Bio-derived additives for improving the performance of recycled polymers
  1. Chemical recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into monomers by glycolysis using the polymerization catalyst
  2. Microwave-assisted glycolysis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to monomers and oligomers
  3. Development of magnetic ionic liquid catalysts for chemical recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 
  4. Recycling and reuse of surgical face masks as a pandemic waste
  5. Simultaneous depolymerization and polymerization of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in a high-pressure reactor
  1. Upcycling of polyethylene terephthalate waste into strong reversible adhesives enabled by dynamic covalent bonds
  2. Compatibilizing recycled polyolefins and recycled polyethylene terephthalate to improve mechanical properties
  3. Toughening recycled polyethylene terephthalate using micronized rubber particles: Study the effect of reactive and non-reactive compatibilization
  4. Reactive blending of recycled polyethylene terephthalate/recycled polypropylene: Kinetic modeling of non-isothermal crystallization
  5. Environmentally sustainable recycled rubber powder/cellulosic fibers reinforced recycled polyester composites

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