An upcycling process has been found that can turn mixed waste plastics into perfectly spherical carbon microspheres for use as anode materials in rechargeable batteries and heat-dispersing agents in car tyres.
A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments, such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames.
As a former Assistant Director of the British Geological Survey (BGS), Professor Michael Petterson’s geological dexterity has taken him across the world. Ledetta Asfa-Wossen learns more about a professional journey that has led to work on the second largest copper deposit in the world.
Solutions for waste recovery have gained impetus in recent years. The Waste Recovery in Ironmaking and Steelmaking Processes event, held in London, UK, symbolised the importance of sharing knowledge in the sector.