“If we’re going to live and work on another planet like Mars or the moon, we need to make concrete. But we can’t take bags of concrete with us — we need to use local resources” Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Tackling the mixed-plastic challenge using a custom-designed material called polydiketoenamine (PDK)
“There is a huge, huge issue of plastic pollution in the world, and we are in the fortunate position to be able to do something about it.”
Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created a new shape-changing or “morphing” 3D printing nozzle which can print “fiber-filled composites”
Most PPE materials are single use, contain plastics, are not easily recyclable and end up in our landfills, or worse yet, discarded into the environment.
Forever Chemicals, or PFAS are a group of over 4,700 industrial chemicals, widely, and often unnecessarily, used in a variety of everyday products.
Developing safe and cost-effective storage and transportation methods for hydrogen is essential but complicated given the interaction of hydrogen with structural materials.
Researchers at RMIT University, Australia, have been working on developing bricks that use recycled cigarette butts in their composition.