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Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product. Presented at the 6th International conference on sustainable solid waste management (NAXOS 2018), 13-16 June 2018, Naxos, Greece. Athens: National Technical University of Athens [online], paper number 45. Available from: http://uest.ntua.gr/naxos2018/proceedings/pdf/45_NAXOS2018_Siddique_etal.pdf

Waste characterisation is an essential factor in designing sustainable waste management plan. However, waste composition profile is underestimated in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industries in the United Kingdom. A three years long in... Read More about Characterisation of oil based mud waste to explore the possibility in transforming waste into a value added product..

Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.

Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of the nanocomposites. The result... Read More about Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites..

Oil based drilling fluid waste: an overview on environmentally persistent pollutants. (2017)
Journal Article
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..

Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.

The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT nanocomposites on the indust... Read More about Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing..

Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste. (2014)
Journal Article
ADEGBOTOLU, U.V., NJUGUNA, J., POLLARD, P. and YATES, K. 2014. Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64, Article 012023. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012023

Due to the European Union (EU) waste frame work directive (WFD), legislations have been endorsed in EU member states such as UK for the Recycling of wastes with a vision to prevent and reduce landfilling of waste. Spent oil based drilling mud (drilli... Read More about Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste..