Team from NUST wins UNESCO Inter-university competition to develop low-cost plastic waste recycling machine
Team of NUST students along with two faculty members, Dr Salman Raza Naqvi (supervisor) and Dr Taqi Mehran (co-supervisor) from NUST School of Chemical & Materials Engineering (SCME) participated in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inter-university competition to develop low-cost plastic waste recycling machine and effectively came up with a solution which caught the eye of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) selection committee and is approved.
The NUST team will be provided with funds (PKR 0.6 million) by the organisers (PSF and UNESCO) to develop the prototype for plastic recycling machine. The design of this machine is based on the idea of converting plastic waste (low density polythene, styrofoam, etc.) into bricks. The concept of melting the plastic and densifying it to produce the bricks will be introduced in the market for commercialisation.
Congratulations to the team and the faculty supervisors on this outstanding accomplishment!