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Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. (2020)
Journal Article
BLAZQUEZ, M., MARCHANTE, V., GENDRE, L., STAROST, K., NJUGUNA, J., SCHUTZ, J.A., LACAVE, J.M., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZETXEA, C. and CAJARAVILLE, M.P. 2020. Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. Journal of aerosol science [online], 150, article ID 105629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105629

Researchers and legislators have both claimed the necessity to standardize the exposure assessment of polymer nanocomposites throughout their life cycle. In the present study we have developed and compared three different and independent operational... Read More about Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites..

Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. (2020)
Thesis
STAROST, K.J. 2020. Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Polymer nanocomposites are becoming established widely across the industry due to (among other reasons) their lightweight performance advantages, and ability to meticulously target material properties with great control and precision. Despite the ben... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process..

The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. (2020)
Journal Article
STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. Atmosphere [online], 11(6), article number 573. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11060573

Graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles are increasingly being used to tailor industrial composites. However, despite the advantages, GO has shown conceivable health risks and toxicity to humans and the environment if released. This study investigates the... Read More about The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials..

Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. (2019)
Journal Article
JENKINS, P., SIDDIQUE, S., KHAN, S., USMAN, A., STAROST, K., MACPHERSON, A., BARI, P., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2019. Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions. Advanced engineering materials [online], 21(6), article ID 1800614. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201800614

This study investigated the effectiveness of reduced graphene oxide as nanofiller in enhancing epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced composite at varying temperature conditions. The graphene oxide was synthesised using modified Hummer’s method and then chemi... Read More about Influence of reduced graphene oxide on epoxy/carbon fibre-reinforced hybrid composite: flexural and shear properties under varying temperature conditions..

Assessment of nanoparticles release into the environment during drilling of carbon nanotubes/epoxy and carbon nanofibres/epoxy nanocomposites. (2017)
Journal Article
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..

The effect of nanosilica (SiO2) and nanoalumina (Al2O3) reinforced polyester nanocomposites on aerosol nanoparticle emissions into the environment during automated drilling. (2017)
Journal Article
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..

Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. (2017)
Journal Article
STAROST, K., FRIJNS, E., LAER, J.V., FAISAL, N., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZEXTEA, C., NELISSEN, I., BLAZQUEZ, M. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite. 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 012011. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012011

In this study, the effect on nanoparticle emissions due to drilling on Polypropylene (PP) reinforced with 20% talc, 5% montmorillonite (MMT) and 5% Wollastonite (WO) is investigated. The study is the first to explore the nanoparticle release from WO... Read More about Environmental particle emissions due to automated drilling of polypropylene composites and nanocomposites reinforced with talc, montmorillonite and wollastonite..

Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. (2017)
Journal Article
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..

Abstract book for the proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. (eds.) 2016. Abstract book for the proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK. Berlin: Nanostruc [online]. Available from: https://web.archive.org...nostruc-conference.html

The theme of the 3rd NANOSTRUC 2016 conference is on ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies – Recent Advances towards Nanoproducts and Applications’. The conference is aimed to promote activities in various areas on materials and structures by providing a... Read More about Abstract book for the proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-15 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK..

A review on the effect of mechanical drilling on polymer nanocomposites. (2014)
Journal Article
STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2014. A review on the effect of mechanical drilling on polymer nanocomposites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64(1), Article 012031. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012031

Over the past decade, polymer nanocomposites have undergone intensive research and development ensued by its increasing implementation within commercial applications. Consequently, the full life-cycle performance and any health risks associated with... Read More about A review on the effect of mechanical drilling on polymer nanocomposites..

Abstract book for the proceedings of the 2nd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2014), 20-21 May 2014, Madrid, Spain. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
NJUGUNA, J., STAROST, K. and VERDEJO, R. (eds.) 2014. Abstract book for the proceedings of the 2nd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2014), 20-21 May 2014, Madrid, Spain.

The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NANOSTRUC 2014) is to promote activities in various areas of materials and structures by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements an... Read More about Abstract book for the proceedings of the 2nd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2014), 20-21 May 2014, Madrid, Spain..


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