Singapore Poly students turns incineration bottom ash into useful material that is affordable and environmentally friendly

08 Dec 2019

Article featured SP Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business students, Sakalesh Ashoka Rugi, Nicolaus Syaiful and Jordan Lim and their final-year project to turn incinerated bottom ash (IBA) into a useful material. Following the prediction that the Semakau Landfill will be full by 2035, the student team looked into ways to turn IBA into useful materials in a bid to save the environment. Subsequently, they discovered that IBA could be turned into an aerogel. The team also developed four unique applications for their aerogel: as a replacement for sand in concrete, a water decontaminant, a sound barrier and a thermal blanket. All four applications are novel and SP is searching for partners to further develop and commercialise the aerogel. Article also mentioned the design thinking and Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate pedagogies adopted by SP to empower students to develop innovation solutions. (Lianhe Zaobao, p14)

Article_Lianhe Zaobao, 8 Dec 2019, p14

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