Our research

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  • Recycling_and_renewable_materials_0[1]
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The recycling of co-mingled and contaminated glass, plastic, wood, marine waste and textile are highly desirable, both economically and environmentally.

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8 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on recycling and materials transformations published in the Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Iron and Steel Technology, Procedia... read more

  • Recycling_and_renewable_materials
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At the SMaRT Centre we are working on green manufacturing in collaboration with industry, using waste and end‐of‐life products as raw materials and rethinking the way we have traditionally done... read more

  • Recycling_and_renewable_materials
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The concept of green manufacturing is something that we’ve developed at the SMaRT Centre at UNSW Australia.

  • Recycling_and_renewable_materials_0[1]
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This project will develop a novel approach for recycling automotive waste glass and plastic mixtures into silicon-carbon resources.

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Thermal degradation kinetics of co-pyrolysis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blended and macadamia nut shell was investigated using a large-scale customised thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)... read more

  • Recycling_and_renewable_materials
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The project aims to create the fundamental science for innovative recycling of lignocellulosic agricultural waste for iron oxide reduction at steelmaking temperatures (1550-1650°C).

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship, ARC Linkage program, OneSteel, Microbiogen Pty Ltd, Dr P S Mukherjee (IMMT, India), Dr Aditya Rawal (NMR Analytical Centre-UNSW), Dr Hussein... read more

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  • Sustainability_of_existing_materials%20and_processes_3[1]
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15 March 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on sustainability of materials processes published in the Journal of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, ISIJ International, Fuel, Steel... read more

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The project aims to deliver the science for new ironmaking technology that uses simultaneous reduction and carburisation with composite inputs at the relatively low temperature range of 1000-1200°... read more

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The aim of this project is to develop process fundamentals for producing lightweight ferrous alloys (Fe-Al-C) directly from the carbothermic reduction of alumina (Al2O3) and iron oxide (Fe2O3) at... read more

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ARC Linkage program, LKAB (Sweden), HATCH and Hyundai Steel (South Korea).

Researchers: Ryan Park, Rakhi Bandyopadhyay, Dr Sushil Gupta and Dr Hewitt Park.

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Ali Shokri, Farshid Pahlevani, Katie Levick, Ivan Cole, Veena Sahajwalla
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This study investigated and verified the selective thermal transformation of metals within e-waste to achieve, for the first time, the direct production of value-added Copper-Tin (Cu-Sn)... read more

  • New_sustainable_materials_and_processes
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1 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on new technologies and products published in the Royal Society of Chemistry, Material Letters, ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, AIP... read more

  • New_sustainable_materials_and_processes
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Micro e-waste recycling offers the opportunity for a major paradigm shift – to transform waste destined for landfill into beautiful valuable materials.

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Deriving materials from waste reduces the level of extraction of natural raw materials from nature and consequent damage to the environment.

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Carbon-based nanomaterials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes have huge potential in environment, energy and water purification technologies.

  • New_sustainable_materials_and_processes_3[1]
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The rapid consumption and obsolescence of electronics has resulted in e-waste being one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide.

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Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship and OneSteel.

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  • Sustainable_Manufacturing_0_1[1]_3
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Working in collaboration with Molycop we have demonstrated a new low-cost process for enhancing the properties of normal carbon steel using a problematic waste, automotive shredder residue (... read more

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1 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's research on sustainable manufacturing and translational research is published in the Journal of Materials and Design.

  • Sustainable_Manufacturing_0
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The SMaRT Centre’s concept for a Sustainability Incubator focuses on the activation of world-leading sustainability research by linking UNSW with industry partners all the way through the journey... read more

  • Sustainable_Manufacturing_0_1[1]
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Established at the SMaRT Centre in 2014, the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub at the SMaRT Centre - also known as the 'Green Manufacturing Hub' - brings different industries together... read more

  • Sustainable_Manufacturing_0_1[1]
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The SMaRT Centre is currently collaborating with the CRC for Low Carbon Living and EPA NSW on projects that investigate the use of difficult to recycle waste as new raw materials in the... read more

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The SMaRT Centre has teamed up with SME Robological to R&D a vertically integrated micro-recycling solution for e-waste separation using a Baxter robot as key enabler.

  • Sustainable_Manufacturing
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This research explores the utilisation of waste from the agricultural and local forestry... read more

  • Sustainable_Manufacturing_0
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Industry partners: Arrium, Brickworks and Midwaste