Nanoclay Reinforced Recycled HDPE to Replace PVC and PE Water Pipe Materials

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Marshall University, Huntington, WV team photo
Our project attempts to evaluate the applicability of nanoclay reinforced recycled HDPE as a potential water pipe material that can be applied in aggressive chemical environments. The video below describes the goal of the project and the procedures of experiments.

PI: Sukjoon Na
Co-PI: Sungmin Youn
Travis Adams (Civil Engineering)
Ahmet Bora Oruc (Environmental Engineering)
Olivia Rogers (Mechanical Engineering)
Michell Davis (Mechanical Engineering)
Claire Fulks (Biomedical Engineering)

EPA P3 Video Presentation

Poster (click to open a full size image): 
Nanoclay Reinforced Recycled HDPE to Replace PVC and PE Water Pipe Materials poster

This poster describes sustainability issues for HDPE plastics and how we suggest a solution for those concerns. The poster provides the backgroud of nanoclay, the procedures of experiments, current and anticipated results, and conclusions.