End-of-life options of biobased plastic materials and its biocomposites in landfill, compost and marine water conditions
Grant holder: Dr Sudhakar Muniyasamy
Duration: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022
Project outline: The aim of this research is to investigate the end-of-life options of bioplastics, their blends and thermoplastic biocomposites, with special focus on mechanical and biological recycling (biodegradation) of bio-based polymers, their blends and biocomposites in landfill, compost and marine water conditions.
|»||Publication: Muniyasamy, S. and Dada, O.E. (2021). Recycling of plastics and composites materials and degradation technologies for bioplastics and biocomposites. In: Nayak, R. and Patnaik, A. (eds). The Textile Institute Book Series, Waste Management in the Fashion and Textile Industries, Woodhead Publishing, 311-333.|
|»||Publication: Bhagwat, G., Gray, K., Wilson, SP., Muniyasamy, S. et al. (2020). Benchmarking Bioplastics: A Natural Step Towards a Sustainable Future. J. Polym Environ.|
|»||Presentation: Muniyasamy, S. (2020). Bioplastics from renewable resources: An eco-friendly alternative to conventional plastic. International
webinar on Applied Biosciences, 8 August 2020.