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Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. (2017)
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STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., BLAZQUEZ, M., NELISSEN, I. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. Journal of hazardous materials [online], 340, pages 57-66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.06.057

The risk assessment, exposure and understanding of the release of embedded carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) from commercial high performance composites during machining processes is yet to be fully evaluated and quantified. In thi... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites..

Evaluation of the performance of α-alumina nano-porous ceramic composite membrane for esterification applications in petroleum refinery. (2017)
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OKON, E., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2018. Evaluation of the performance of a-alumina nano-porous ceramic composite membrane for esterification applications in petroleum refinery. Catalysis today [online], 310, pages 146-156. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2017.05.089

The carrier gas permeation performance through {esc}ga{esc}s-alumina nano-porous ceramic membrane was investigated in this study. The four carrier gases used for the study were argon (Ar), helium (He), nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The expe... Read More about Evaluation of the performance of α-alumina nano-porous ceramic composite membrane for esterification applications in petroleum refinery..

Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. (2017)
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FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., PRATHURU, A.K., KATIKANENI, S.P., GOOSEN, M.F.A. and ZHANG, S-Y. 2018. Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X. Experimental mechanics [online], 58(4), pages 585-603. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0298-7

Thermal spray deposition processes impart residual stress in layered Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) materials and hence influence the durability and efficiency of the cell. The current study which is the first of its kind, reports results on using a n... Read More about Neutron diffraction residual strain measurements of molybdenum carbide-based solid oxide fuel cell anode layers with metal oxides on Hastelloy X..

The need for a whole life framework in electrical power system asset management and the problems with individual silo like asset management system contributions. (2017)
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BRUINERS, J. 2017. The need for a whole life framework in electrical power system asset management and the problems with individual silo like asset management system contributions. Journal of electrical and electronic systems [online], 6(2), article ID 225. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-0796.1000225

The asset management of electrical power systems both in industry and academia currently offers up a wide spectrum of engineering practices and guidance to detect, diagnose and to combat asset deterioration. In doing so research largely aims to bette... Read More about The need for a whole life framework in electrical power system asset management and the problems with individual silo like asset management system contributions..

The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. (2017)
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STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., VAN LAER, J., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NEILSSEN, I., BALZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. Aerosol science and technology [online], 51(9), pages 1035-1046. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2017.1330535

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect nanosilica and nanoalumina has on nanoparticle release from industrial nanocomposites due to drilling for hazard reduction whilst simultaneously obtaining the necessary mechanical performance. This s... Read More about The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling..

Elaboration of properties of graphene oxide reinforced epoxy nanocomposites. (2017)
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BARI, P., KHAN, S., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Elaboration of properties of graphene oxide reinforced epoxy nanocomposites. International journal of plastic technology [online], 21(1), pages 194-208. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12588-017-9180-9

In this research work, properties of graphene oxide (GO) based epoxy nanocomposites, prepared via the solution blending method, are elaborated. Different loadings (0.1-0.5 wt%) of GO were added into epoxy resin, and their effects were studied on thei... Read More about Elaboration of properties of graphene oxide reinforced epoxy nanocomposites..

Computational study of nanostructured composite materials for photonic crystal fibre sensors. (2017)
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JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R. and FUNG, W.-K. 2016. Computational study of nanostructured composite materials for photonic crystal fibre sensors. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012012

Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) developed using nanostructured composite materials provides special optical properties which can revolutionise current optical sensing technologies. The modal and propagation characteristics of the PCF can be tailored b... Read More about Computational study of nanostructured composite materials for photonic crystal fibre sensors..

Synthesis, structural and morphological property of BaSnO3 nanopowder prepared by solid state ceramic method. (2017)
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JOHN, J., PILLAI, V.P.M., THOMAS, A.R., PHILIP, R., JOSEPH, J., MUTHUNATESAN, S., RAGAVENDRAN, V. and PRABHU, R. 2016. Synthesis, structural and morphological property of BaSnO3 nanopowder prepared by solid state ceramic method. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012007. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012007

BaSnO3 is a cubic perovskite-type oxide that behaves as an n-type semiconductor with a wide band gap of 3.4 eV and remains stable at temperatures up to 1000{deg}C. It has wide applications such as thermally stable capacitors, humidity sensors, gas se... Read More about Synthesis, structural and morphological property of BaSnO3 nanopowder prepared by solid state ceramic method..

Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on environmentally persistent pollutants. (2017)
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SIDDIQUE, S., KWOFFIE, L., ADDAE-AFOAKWA, K., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on environmentally persistent pollutants. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012008. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012008

Operational discharges of spent drilling fluid, produced water, and accumulated drill cuttings from oil and gas industry are a continuous point source of environmental pollution. To meet the strict environmental standard for waste disposal, oil and g... Read More about Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on environmentally persistent pollutants..

Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. (2017)
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WATSON, G., STAROST, K., BARI, P., FAISAL, N., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012009

In this study, nano-sized graphene oxide sheets were homogenously dispersed via sonication methods in epoxy followed by vacuum resin infusion for the fabrication of the epoxy, graphene oxide (GO) and micro-sized carbon fibre reinforced nanocomposites... Read More about Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites..

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