Browsing by Author "van den Berg, Lisa E."

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  • Development of 2nd Generation Proteinous Bioplastics

    van den Berg, Lisa E. (The University of Waikato, 2009)
    Current environmental and economic concerns surrounding the use of petroleum-based plastics, has led to increased study of renewable natural polymers, such as proteins. Bloodmeal (BM) is a by-product of the meat industry ...
  • Development of proteinous bioplastics using bloodmeal

    Vebeek, Casparus J.R.; van den Berg, Lisa E. (Springer, 2011)
    The aim of this work was to investigate the use of bloodmeal as a thermoplastic biopolymer. Processing required water and chemical additives to perform three main functions: breaking covalent cross-links using sodium sulfite ...
  • Mechanical properties and water absorption of thermoplastic bloodmeal

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; van den Berg, Lisa E. (Wiley Online Library, 2011)
    Bloodmeal mixtures containing SS, water, SDS and urea were extruded and injection-molded. Increased chain mobility with sufficient plasticization during processing increased the amount of available amino acids for strong ...
  • Pilot scale pyrolysis - determination of critical moisture content for sustainable organic waste pyrolysis

    Sichone, Kavwa; Lay, Mark C.; White, Tom; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Kay, Hamish; van den Berg, Lisa E. (Engineers Australia, 2012)
    Economic feasibility of large scale organic waste pyrolysis was investigated for Inghams Enterprise (Waitoa) chicken dissolved air flotation sludge (DAF) and activated sludge (biosolids) from the Hamilton municipal waste ...
  • Proteinous bioplastics from bloodmeal

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; van den Berg, Lisa E. (Polymedia Publisher GmbH, 2008)
    It is almost impossible to remember a world without plastics; however, environmental concerns over the origin, use and disposal of plastics have created a substantial effort into finding alternative solutions to these ...