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Research Thesis Topic

Cement-Bonded Composites from Cotton Gin Wastes


Topic ID
50

Thesis Topic/Title
Cement-Bonded Composites from Cotton Gin Wastes

Description

Cotton gin trash, a by-product of the ginning process, presents a significant waste disposal problem. In fact, it is considered as a hazardous waste in Australia and the potential costs and implications in managing them is becoming a major concern. Utilising this waste and converting them into value-added products will help minimise this problem. This project aims at developing eco-friendly building technologies by combining cotton gin wastes with cement to produce cement-bonded composites and evaluate their mechanical properties. This project involves experimental investigation to study the basic characteristics of this sustainable material produced using different manufacturing parameters and numerical simulations to predict their structural behaviour for their potential application in housing and construction.


Principal Supervisor


Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering


Application Open Date
25/01/2018

Application Close Date
24/10/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

Admission Requirements

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