Laboratory Ball Mill
The MM 500 control stands out as a cutting-edge laboratory ball mill designed for different grinding applications including dry, wet, and cryogenic processes, operating at frequencies of up to 30 Hz. The temperature range spans from -100 to 100 °C. Two grinding jars each with a capacity of 125 ml, are equipped with zirconium oxide balls of different sizes. The impact forces generated by horizontal oscillation ensure effective sample processing, achieving a fineness of 0.1 μm.
Recycling of Plastics
Recycling of plastics involves the collection and processing of waste plastic materials to transform them into valuable products. Notably, a significant portion of currently used plastics is non-biodegradable. Therefore, recycling plays a vital role worldwide aimed at minimizing plastic waste. Presently, the group is working on both physical and chemical recycling utilizing different waste materials, such as automotive parts, electrical and electronic equipment, packaging materials.
· EPDM bumper waste from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is utilized as a filler component to create polymer nanocomposite by melt mixing method with enhanced mechanical, electrical, and EMI shielding performance.
· Non-metallic part of waste printed circuit board (PCB) is employed to obtain oil-based phenolic resin bypyrolysis that exhibits favorable mechanical properties along with a new route for being used as a raw material in electronic devices.
· Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) is introduced to develop a multifunctional nanocomposite using different nanofillers by melt blending technique.