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Exploring the use of unprocessed waste chicken eggshells for UV-protective applications

Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens, Asritha Nallapaneni and Matthew Shawkey UGent (2017) SUSTAINABILITY. 9(2).
abstract
Photodegradation causes a steady loss of the useful physical, mechanical and optical properties of materials, necessitating their replacement over time. Because UV (Ultraviolet) light is most harmful in this regard, many materials now contain UV-protective additives. However, these additives are not always effective and durable, can be expensive, and their natural extraction or synthetic production can be harmful to the environment. Here, we investigated the use of unprocessed chicken eggshells in providing UV protection to two commonly used synthetic polymers: polystyrene and nylon. We show that unprocessed chicken eggshells provide a durable and effective UV protection. Our data sets the stage for future research to find a practical way to use the large amounts of unprocessed chicken eggshell waste as novel, economically appealing and environmentally friendly UV-protective additives.
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published
subject
keyword
TITANIUM-DIOXIDE, DEGRADATION, photodegradation, waste management, chicken eggshell, environmentally, friendly, ultra-violet protection
journal title
SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability
volume
9
issue
2
article number
232
pages
11 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000395590500074
ISSN
2071-1050
DOI
10.3390/su9020232
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0)
id
8550653
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8550653
date created
2018-02-16 08:15:59
date last changed
2018-06-21 12:41:51
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  abstract     = {Photodegradation causes a steady loss of the useful physical, mechanical and optical properties of materials, necessitating their replacement over time. Because UV (Ultraviolet) light is most harmful in this regard, many materials now contain UV-protective additives. However, these additives are not always effective and durable, can be expensive, and their natural extraction or synthetic production can be harmful to the environment. Here, we investigated the use of unprocessed chicken eggshells in providing UV protection to two commonly used synthetic polymers: polystyrene and nylon. We show that unprocessed chicken eggshells provide a durable and effective UV protection. Our data sets the stage for future research to find a practical way to use the large amounts of unprocessed chicken eggshell waste as novel, economically appealing and environmentally friendly UV-protective additives.},
  articleno    = {232},
  author       = {Fecheyr-Lippens, Daphne and Nallapaneni, Asritha and Shawkey, Matthew},
  issn         = {2071-1050},
  journal      = {SUSTAINABILITY},
  keyword      = {TITANIUM-DIOXIDE,DEGRADATION,photodegradation,waste management,chicken eggshell,environmentally,friendly,ultra-violet protection},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {11},
  title        = {Exploring the use of unprocessed waste chicken eggshells for UV-protective applications},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9020232},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Fecheyr-Lippens, Daphne, Asritha Nallapaneni, and Matthew Shawkey. 2017. “Exploring the Use of Unprocessed Waste Chicken Eggshells for UV-protective Applications.” Sustainability 9 (2).
APA
Fecheyr-Lippens, D., Nallapaneni, A., & Shawkey, M. (2017). Exploring the use of unprocessed waste chicken eggshells for UV-protective applications. SUSTAINABILITY, 9(2).
Vancouver
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Fecheyr-Lippens D, Nallapaneni A, Shawkey M. Exploring the use of unprocessed waste chicken eggshells for UV-protective applications. SUSTAINABILITY. 2017;9(2).
MLA
Fecheyr-Lippens, Daphne, Asritha Nallapaneni, and Matthew Shawkey. “Exploring the Use of Unprocessed Waste Chicken Eggshells for UV-protective Applications.” SUSTAINABILITY 9.2 (2017): n. pag. Print.