The Resource A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam, by Sunil Suram

A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam, by Sunil Suram

Label
A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam
Title
A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam
Statement of responsibility
by Sunil Suram
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The rate of plastic-waste disposal has increased manifold over the years, with changes in lifestyle and increased standards of living around the world. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam, a kind of plastic, has played a very important role in packaging applications. It is estimated that 200 million pounds of styrofoam was produced in 1993 of which only 10% was recycled. EPS foam, poses a very difficult problem in terms of disposal, because it is a petroleum based product and hence non-biodegradable. Most of the EPS foam wastes end up in landfills. Degradation of EPS foam can take several hundred years in the presence of sunlight and moisture. Lack of sunlight in landfills further prevents their degradation. Also, it cannot be burned because it releases toxic gases into the atmosphere. Thus recycling EPS foam in an environmentally friendly manner poses a challenge. Researchers around the world have found various innovative solutions to this problem. This work is focused on producing structural materials for use in low-structural applications, from EPS foam. A novel method has been developed for recycling the EPS foam. Methyl Soyate (MS) has been used to harden the surface while compressing the foam. Samples have been made with discarded foam materials used in packaging. For testing purposes commercial foam has been used. Mechanical and thermo-physical properties of the reformed product have been found. SEM image analysis has shown that a smoother surface results from the application of MS. Foam treated with MS has shown a 30% increase in impact energy over the untreated foam"--Abstract, page iii
Member of
Cataloging source
UMR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suram, Sunil
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2003.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Rolla
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waste products as building materials
  • Polystyrene
  • Recycled products
  • Polystyrene
  • Recycled products
  • Waste products as building materials
Label
A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam, by Sunil Suram
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961923150
Extent
1 online resource (x, 51 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961923150
Label
A study to produce building material from recycled Polystyrene foam, by Sunil Suram
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961923150
Extent
1 online resource (x, 51 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961923150

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...