View Vol. 4 ,  Iss. 2 (October 2022): Special Issue

Non-Metallic Material Science

ISSN: 2661-3301 (Online)

Vol. 4 , Iss. 2 (October 2022): Special Issue

  • Editorial

    Eco-friendly Sustainable Multiphase Polymer Systems for Advanced Functions

    Sabu Thomas, Anjali R Nair
    1-3

    Article ID: 4278    DOI:https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v4i2.4278
    209  (Abstract) 107  (Download)

    Abstract:

    When Eric Fawcett and Reginald Gibson discovered polyethylene accidentally, they never realized how useful their discovery will be for mankind, similar to how Charles Goodyear’s idea of adding sulphur to polyisoprene would revolutionize the tire and other rubber industries. Although those discoveries centuries ago have never realized their current impact, however, the fact is undeniable... More

  • Review

    Biopolymers applied to packaging: A brief literature review on their impact on sustainability

    Harrison L Corrêa
    4-14

    Article ID: 4268    DOI:https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v4i2.4268
    528  (Abstract) 228  (Download)

    Abstract:

    The replacement of fossil raw materials by renewable alternatives is imperative. Renewable, biodegradable, and compostable polymers are options to be developed and adopted. Embedded in this concept, the present study evaluates whether biopolymers are sustainable alternatives to replace traditional polymers used in packaging, such as polyethylene. To that end, a systematic literature review (SLR)... More

  • Review

    Sustainable Textile Industry: An Overview

    Md. Touhidul Islam, Rounak Jahan, Maksura Jahan, Md. Shahin Howlader, Riyadul Islam, Md. Maidul Islam, Md. Sanowar Hossen, Amit Kumar, Adnan Habib Robin
    15-32

    Article ID: 4707    DOI:https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v4i2.4707
    1019  (Abstract) 636  (Download)

    Abstract:

    The purpose of this study was to offer a general concept and overview of the textile industry’s environmental sustainability assessment. The textile and garment industries cause environmental damage at every stage of manufacturing, from the cultivation of raw materials through the disposal of finished goods. Chemical loading, high water consumption, high energy consumption, air pollution,... More

  • Article

    Sustainability of Renewable Energy Systems with Special Reference to Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Schemes

    Subhashish Banerjee, Rahayu Binti Tasnim, Fikri Zhafran, Ms. Syafiqah, Sathiabama T. Thirugnana, Dato Ir., A Bakar Jaafar
    33-48

    Article ID: 5023    DOI:https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v4i2.5023
    213  (Abstract) 130  (Download)

    Abstract:

    It was required to determine relative merits of commonly used renewable energy (RE) systems for which estimation of their individual sustainability percent achievable was chosen as the single criterion assessment tool. The methodology developed for estimating sustainability included identification of individual sustainability indices (SI) and examining the scope of sustainability percent input /kWh... More

  • Article

    Activated Carbon Precursors Derived from Jute Fiber: Social, Economic and Environmental Development

    Md. Touhidul Islam
    49-57

    Article ID: 5157    DOI:https://doi.org/10.30564/nmms.v4i2.5157
    134  (Abstract) 87  (Download)

    Abstract:

    Activated carbon fiber (ACF) is undoubtedly one of the most significant carbon nanocomposite materials to consider from the perspective of application in adsorption. Compared to other commercial porous storage materials, it offers many benefits. With a fiber-like shape and a clearly defined porosity structure, activated carbon fiber (ACF) is a potential microporous material. In general,... More