UNILEVER RESEARCH GRANT 2013 • Synthesis of Zeolites from Circulating Fuidized Bed Fly Ash as Builders for the Surfactant Industry 1st
Moving forward • This initiative intends to identify student research/ideas that have the potential and feasibility for commercial application that address sustainability, generate cost savings, facilitate process improvement, trigger an innovation, etc.
IDEAS THAT ARE POTENTIAL RESEARCH TOPICS Sustainability Ideas Capability Building Material improvement
IDEAS THAT ARE POTENTIAL RESEARCH TOPICS Packaging: • Cost competitive plastic bottle with strong barrier properties • Development of thinner/optimized sachet • Exploration/Development of plastic additive for blown molded & injection molded bottles • Cost effective customer & shelf-ready packaging Formulation: • Development of accelerated shelf life or storage test procedure/equipment • Utilization of SEM for analysis of biological samples Processing • Optimized emulsification process for cosmetic products • Stability study for structurant (waxes) for solid products Sustainability • Pyrolysis of sachet • Sachet recovery • Feasibility of reworking production waste
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