Sustainable materials research at USQ

Wang, Hao (2010) Sustainable materials research at USQ. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Sustainability and environmental friendly are increasingly becoming two critical challenges to our materials’ research community and industries. The first issue here is, when we make the engineered materials from the raw materials, does the usage of raw materials deplete the natural resources? In another word, do the materials sustainable? The second issue is how the utilisation of these materials impacts our environment? This includes energy input, waste generated, pollution emitted during all stages of the materials cycle. Therefore, do the materials green? USQ is actively engaged in the research and development sustainable and green materials. USQ’s Materials and Manufacturing Group vigorously works in three areas: natural polymers and natural fibre composites; geopolymers; and wind turbine blades


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference. Proceedings available in http://www.usq.edu.au/engsummit/proceedings
Depositing User: Dr Hao Wang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 May 2011 23:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable material, green materials, natural polymers, natural fibres, geopolymers, wind turbine blades
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18800

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