Recyclable Waste Conversion
Purpose: Transform everyday, waste paper and plastic into valuable composites.
Method: Temperature, pressure, and material experimentation.
Benefit: Upcycled waste; improve the lives of waste-pickers.
Takeaway: R&D technique, materials knowledge, hardware engineering, and development of methods for useful, everyday recycling.
Gain Skills as a Student & Professional
From this project, students will gain skills in conducting R&D in the field of composites (materials science). The project will explore various materials- both their individual properties and their composite abilities- as well as provide students experience with conducting experiments and analyzing data. Students will gain skills in the use of a Taber and thermocouple, in addition to developing their ability to critically think, analyze, and make reasonable conclusions from data.