Researchers at the University of Jaén (Spain) have mixed waste from the paper industry with ceramic material used in the construction industry. The result is a brick that has low thermal conductivity meaning it acts as a good insulator. However, its mechanical resistance still requires improvement.
“The use of paper industry waste could bring about economic and environmental benefits as it means that material considered as waste can be reused as raw material.” – This is one of the conclusions of the study developed by researchers at the Upper Polytechnic School of Linares (University of Jaen), which has been published in the ‘Fuel Processing Technology’ journal.
Tags: cellulous waste, extrusion, bricks, biodiesel waste, adherence, shaping
Source: EurekAlert, 2012-12-19.