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  • Biofibre Production from Chicken Feather

    Tseng, Fan-Chen Jeanie (University of Waikato, 2011)
    The global poultry industry generates at least 2 million tonnes of chicken feather every year. Feathers are currently hydrolysed into meal used for animal feed and fertilizer. Feather consists of 91% keratin, 1% lipid and ...
  • Bloodmeal Hydrolysate In Novatein Thermoplastic Protein

    Ahuja, Gaurav (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Novatein Thermoplastic (NTP) is a bloodmeal based plastic developed by the University of Waikato by mixing bloodmeal with water, additives and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG - a plasticiser and petroleum based product) so it can ...
  • Cost and Performance Comparison of a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant and a Bardenpho Plant for Wastewater Treatment

    Rachmani, Asaf (University of Waikato, 2013)
    Rotorua District Council constructed a membrane bioreactor (MBR) system to work in parallel with the existing Bardenpho system, to improve the overall capacity and removal efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant. The ...
  • Decoloured Bloodmeal Based Bioplastic

    Low, Aaron (University of Waikato, 2012)
    Renewable and compostable bioplastics can be produced from biopolymers such as proteins. Animal blood is a by-product from meat processing and is rich in protein. It is dried into low value bloodmeal and is used as animal ...
  • Development of Bloodmeal Protein Thermoplastic Blends

    Marsilla, K. I. Ku (University of Waikato, 2015)
    This study investigated the compatibilization of Novatein® Thermoplastic Protein (NTP) blends with other polymers. NTP was blended with three different types of polymers;a petroleum-based polyolefin, (low-linear density ...
  • Effect of activated carbon, oxidation and UV treatment on 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin removal from treated water

    Yan, Junfeng (University of Waikato, 2016)
    Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) are two contributors to taste and odour in water, and originate from cyanobacteria and other microorganisms in surface water. This thesis examined the use of activated carbon, hydrogen ...
  • Extraction of Lycopene from Tomato Paste and its Immobilization for Controlled Release

    Haroon, Saima (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Lycopene is one of the 600 carotenoids found in nature and can be easily identified in tomatoes. Several epidemiological studies report that lycopene rich diets have beneficial effects on human health, showing strong ...
  • Hydrolysed protein as a renewable plasticiser for renewable materials

    Suratkar, Tanvi (University of Waikato, 2016)
    Novatein Thermoplastic (NTP) is a bloodmeal based plastic developed by the University of Waikato by mixing bloodmeal (by-product of slaughterhouses) with water, sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium sulfite and urea, and plasticiser ...
  • Oxidative Decolouring of Bloodmeal Using Peracetic Acid

    Hicks, Talia Maree (University of Waikato, 2015)
    Bloodmeal is an ancillary product of the agricultural industry, containing 80 – 100 % protein, and has been used to create a bio-based plastic called Novatein Thermoplastic Protein®, with a proprietary blend of sodium ...
  • Production of Bacterial Cellulose Using Low-cost Media

    Adnan, Azila Binti (University of Waikato, 2015)
    Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a polymer of glucose monomers, which has unique properties including high crystallinity and high strength. It has the potential to be used in biomedical applications such as making artificial ...
  • Protein-Intercalated Bentonite for Bio-composites

    Shamsuddin, Rashid (University of Waikato, 2013)
    The application of clays in various fields such as agriculture, mining, construction, petroleum derivatives recovery, waste water treatment and material reinforcements is closely related to their unique properties including ...
  • Pyrolysis of Sawdust

    Sichone, Kavwa (University of Waikato, 2013)
    Lakeland Steel Limited developed a pilot plant for biomass pyrolysis based on sawdust. The pilot plant was based on an auger screw design which was indirectly heated using a double pipe heat exchange configuration to prevent ...
  • Small Column Experiments for Continuous Radial Flow Chromatography

    Lee, Sook-Han Yvonne (The University of Waikato, 2010)
    Continuous radial flow chromatography (CRFC) combines radial flow and rotating annular bed chromatography. Solution flows radially from eight fixed ports around the periphery through a rotating annular packed bed towards ...
  • Structural Changes and Chain Mobility During Processing of Bloodmeal-Based Thermoplastics

    Bier, James Michael (University of Waikato, 2013)
    The purpose of this study was to use concepts from classical polymer physics to develop a fundamental understanding of the interdependent relationship between structure, properties and processing in NovateinTM Thermoplastic ...
  • Sustainable Energy for New Zealand Dairy Farms by Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Farm Effluent

    Yenamandra, Aparna (University of Waikato, 2016)
    This study evaluated the economic feasibility and environmental impact of using a bio-digester to produce methane for energy production from a New Zealand conventional dairy farm. Parameters effecting the bio-methanation ...
  • Treating Water Using a Perforated Electrode Flow Through Cell

    Hettiarachchi, Jayani (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Perforated Electrode Flow Through cell (PEFT cell) is an undivided electro –chlorination cell designed by the University of Waikato. A new design was developed that consists of two sets of perforated electrodes assembled ...