KOCHI: We could soon be talking about constructive solutions for plastic, if all goes well with the successive field trials using plastic-modified bitumen on roads!

Studies are on at the National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode, to investigate the improvement in the durability of roads with the introduction of bituminous mixes using plastic.

KOCHI: The project for converting biowaste into manure using bacterial microbes will be launched at the Karikkamury Residents Association area on Wednesday.

The project is being launched by the Kochi Nagara Paura Samithy in association with the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI).

Utilization of waste materials and by-products is a partial solution to environmental and ecological problems.

Preethi Nagaraj, Mysore, June 9, DH News Service:

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC), basking in glory after the city was recently adjudged the second cleanest in India, is planning to turn the place into a

Production of bioethanol has attracted global controversy because it uses important food crops. That could be about to change.

Pune Aundh residents Rajendra and wife Sangeeta Joshi proudly display their property tax bill in which they have been awarded a rebate of five per cent. What makes the rebate doubly special is the fact that it

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KOCHI: Guruvayur Anakotta which houses more than 60 elephants has to deal with nine tonnes of elephant dung every day. It is with the help of a contractor that the authorities dispose off the dung by using it for land-filling or some other purpose.

This study presents reusing of locally available waste fibrous materials as concrete composites. Mechanical strength properties (compressive strength, split tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture and shear strength) of synthetic fibres (nylon, plastic and tyre) with volume fractions (0.5%, 1% and 1.5%) and aspect ratios (30, 60 and 90) were evaluated.

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The utilization of the post consumer paper product in the production of new paper products is increasing all over the world in recent years. The use of enzymes in ecofriendly deinking of the recovered paper is one of the potential enzymatic application in the pulp and paper industry.

Pulverized coal fly-ash has been evaluated as wet-end filler in manufacture of specialty products such as decorative laminate-grade base papers. Fine sized fly-ash is available abundantly as solid waste from coal based thermal power plants. Non-magnetic fly ash particles smaller than 35 um were used as wet end filler.