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  • Biodegradation of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics in green-waste composting

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Hicks, Talia; Langdon, Alan (Springer, 2011)
    Polymers that are compostable and manufactured from renewable resources have gained significant importance in recent years. The objective of this work was to assess the biodegradability of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics ...
  • Decolouring bloodmeal: Consumption and potential recycling of peracetic acid

    Hicks, Talia; Lay, Mark C.; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Manley-Harris, Merilyn (Engineers Australia, 2012)
    A method of deodorizing and decolouring bloodmeal using an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water has been developed to improve its marketability as a source of protein for ...
  • Degradation as a result of UV radiation of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics

    Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Hicks, Talia; Longdon, Alan (Elsevier, 2011)
    Polymers are known for their susceptibility to degradation as a result of ultra-violet (UV) radiation. In this study, the UV stability of bloodmeal-based thermoplastics (BMT) was evaluated over a period of 12 weeks. ...
  • Effect of oxidative treatment on the secondary structure of decoloured bloodmeal

    Hicks, Talia; Verbeek, Casparus Johan R.; Lay, Mark C.; Bier, James Michael (2014)
    Bloodmeal can be decoloured using peracetic acid resulting in a material with a pale-yellow colour which only needs sodium dodecyl sulphate, water and triethylene glycol to extrude into a semi-transparent bioplastic. ...
  • Environmental Aspects of Proteinous Bioplastic

    Hicks, Talia (The University of Waikato, 2010)
    During the processing of Novatein Thermoplastic Protein (NTP), volatile compounds are released which are odourous and potentially harmful. For NTP to be manufactured on a commercial scale the odour that currently arises ...