Search for dissertations about: "thesis on expanded polystyrene"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on expanded polystyrene.

  1. 1. Bio-inspired cellulose nanocomposites and foams based on starch matrix

    Author : Anna Svagan; Lars A. Berglund; Salvatore Iannace; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; starch; cellulose nanofibers; foam; nanocomposites; cushioning materials; biodegradable; expanded polystyrene; mechanical properties; diffusion; Polymer chemistry; Polymerkemi;

    Abstract : In 2007 the production of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in the world was over 4 million tonnes and is expected to grow at 6 percent per year. With the increased concern about environmental protection, alternative biodegradable materials from renewable resources are of interest. READ MORE

  2. 2. Thermal Conductivity of Hygroscopic Foams Based on Cellulose Nanomaterials

    Author : Varvara Apostolopoulou-Kalkavoura; Lennart Bergström; Tatiana Budtova; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; thermal conductivity; cellulose nanomaterials; foams; hygroscopic; super-insulating; phonon scattering; moisture uptake; heat transport; materialkemi; Materials Chemistry;

    Abstract : Biobased super-insulating materials could mitigate climate change by minimizing the use of petroleum-based materials, creating artificial carbon sinks and minimizing the energy needed to maintain pleasant interior conditions. Cellulose nanomaterials (CNM) produced from abundantly available cellulose sources constitute versatile, highly anisotropic raw materials with tunable surface chemistry and high strength. READ MORE

  3. 3. District Heating for Residential Areas with Single-Family Housing -with Special Emphasis on Domestic Hot Water Comfort

    Author : Tommy Persson; Energihushållning; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; low heat density; District heating; single-family housing; domestic hot water comfort; domestic hot water control; heat losses; supply temperature; thermostatic valves; Energiforskning; Energy research; marketing strategies; market penetration;

    Abstract : The concept of district heating (DH) involves centralised heat production where heat is distributed to consumers via a piping network. It is essential that benefits achieved from concentrated, large-scale production instead of local production in each building exceed the costs associated with heat distribution. READ MORE

  4. 4. Particle Deposition Studies in a Laminar Wall Jet - The Hydrodynamic Influence on the Kinetics of Colloidal Deposition

    Author : Anders Göransson; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; shielding function; surface blocking; total internal reflection microscopy; laminar wall jet; random sequential adsorption; colloidal deposition; Food and drink technology; Livsmedelsteknik;

    Abstract : In the research area of cleaning and process hygiene it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms behind the deposition of particles and macromolecules onto surfaces. The deposition process is described as the transport of particles to the surface followed by attachment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sources and fate of plastic particles in northern European coastal waters

    Author : Therese Karlsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; plastic pollution; microplastics; method development; polyethylene; FTIR spectroscopy;

    Abstract : Plastics are integral parts of our lives and have allowed for important technological leaps within society. However, an unwanted consequence of our current consumption of plas-tics is marine plastic pollution and in order to reduce its impact we need to understand its sources and fate patterns. READ MORE