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A Singapore First: A Green Way To Recycle Waste glass

Post Time:Dec 18,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:333

A Research team has developed Singapore's first eco-friendly way of recycling waste glass into building materials that are expected to be more than two times stronger than concrete.
 
Waste glass is crushed into powder and then mixed with a liquid chemical created by the team.
 
The mixture is poured into a mould to form floor and wall tiles, feature walls and insulation material.
 
It is heated up at below 100 deg C for about six hours, in a process called "curing". This causes the chemical to bind the glass particles together to form a more durable material, which looks like concrete and has the texture of marble.
 
The team from Ngee Ann Polytechnic - Dr Sun Xiaolong, a full-time engineer at the polytechnic's Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation, and two students - took a year to develop this method, funded by the Tote Board to the tune of $70,000.
 
 

Source: Asiaone.com Author: shangyi

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