Novel Composite Materials from Recycled Constituent Materials

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing".

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover “Novel Composites from Recycled Constituent Materials” and include the processing and characterization of composites manufactured from recycled constituents. These composites exhibit a light weight and high strength, while having a low manufacturing cost. Industry has seen an increasing demand for high-performance, low-cost materials, as well as energy-saving production techniques. Currently, these composites are made up of different pure metallic, non-metallic, alloys, synthetic, hybrid reinforced with different fresh and/or scrap materials, producing tough, corrosion-resistant parts. For example, fresh scraps coming from the manufacturing–production are being used very frequently as the high-performance, high-quality composites through hot compaction, sintering, casting, thixoforming, hot extrusion. Furthermore, many different types of recycled materials, such as glass and carbon fibers, are also being used as extreme reinforcement fillers in recycled materials, to improve the mechanical, physical, and physical–chemical properties for certain applications.

This Special Issue presents a collection of original research and reviews focused on laboratory- and industrial-scale solutions to the sustainable development of novel and environmentally friendly novel composites from recycled constituent materials.

Prof. Dr. Emin Bayraktar
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  • Recycling constituents
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Recycling metals, rubber, epoxy
  • Recycling synthetic materials
  • Recycling biomaterials
  • Recycling hybrid composites
  • Matrix–reinforcement interactions
  • Compatibilization
  • Reactive processing

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Manufacturing of a Granular Fertilizer Based on Organic Slurry and Hardening Agent
by Alejandro Moure Abelenda and Chiemela Victor Amaechi
Inventions 2022, 7(1), 26; - 17 Feb 2022
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 6405
The manufacturing of a granular fertilizer based on organic slurry (OS) and sorptive materials aims to enhance the circular economy. This article describes a technology that was conceived after appraising the chemistry of the anaerobic digestate and wood ash and the synergies of [...] Read more.
The manufacturing of a granular fertilizer based on organic slurry (OS) and sorptive materials aims to enhance the circular economy. This article describes a technology that was conceived after appraising the chemistry of the anaerobic digestate and wood ash and the synergies of combining both materials. The information available in the literature about similar materials such as cattle slurry and lime was also considered to build a better understanding of the underlying science. The processes and machinery designed were optimized from the points of view of energy and material consumption, cost of storage, transportation and land application. The system was sized to process 1 tonne of OS (97% moisture) in a 10 h batch-shift, consuming 140 kg of wood pellets and 0.55 kW of electricity for the fan blowing preheated air. The results of the market research allowed us to reach the most economically viable routes for the commercialization of granular fertilizers. Based on the financial study, an initial investment of GBP 20,000 is needed to successfully implement the value proposition and business plan. The wide adoption of the composite fertilizer improves the management of the OS and reduces the contamination of air, soil, and water derived from intensive agricultural practices. Full article
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