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Depolymerization of epoxy polymers at ambient conditions for carbon fiber recycling

Semester: Spring 2024

Presentation description

My project uses performic acid as a solvent to degrade carbon fiber reinforced polymers. The epoxy resin degrades in solution, leaving behind intact carbon fiber weave that can be reused in new carbon fiber parts. I have been focused on degradation and mechanical testing. I also am studying the chemistry behind the degradation in order to figure out if the epoxy or performic acid can be collected and reused.

Presenter Name: Anna Huber

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B8
College: Engineering
School / Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Research Mentor: Chen Wang
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM