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Projects

Concrete to concrete (Beton naar hoogwaardig beton)

Concrete to concrete (Beton naar hoogwaardig beton)

The project aims at closing the recycling loop for concrete. Concrete is the most used material on earth but till today, concrete can only be downcycled. In this project, concrete will be crushed into its constituents hydrated cement, unreacted cement, sand and coarse aggregates. The hydrated cement will be reactivated in a microwave furnace using green electricity. In doing so, new high quality ...

PolyFlam: Polyol-based Flame Retardants and Lubricants

The PolyFlam VLAIO ICON project will investigate new, greener synthesis routes for polyols (KU Leuven & Oleon) and the functionalization thereof by esterification and phosphorylation (UGent) for several different applications. The degradation kinetics and flame retardant properties of the synthesized phosphorylated polyols will be investigated (VUB) in close collaboration with industrial partners ...

AMSeR: Additive Manufacturing of Self-Healing Robotics

AMSeR: Additive Manufacturing of Self-Healing Robotics

The possibility to use additive manufacturing techniques for advanced processing of reversible polymer networks is explored in a collaborative FWO SBO project between VUB and KU Leuven. The FYSC research group focuses on the use of the fused filament fabrication method for 3D printing of soft actuators and sensors in a close collaboration with the R&MM robotics research group at VUB. At the SMaRT ...

Floating cities

Floating cities are cities that float on the ocean. Such floating cities can thus be a solution for many of the problems we are facing today. Urbanization nowadays is taking the best agricultural lands, while floating cities could be occupying desserts in the ocean. . Floating cities can be a solution for the rising sea level. They can be the new homes for people living on low lying lands, that ...

SMART-G ERA-MIN project

SMART-G ERA-MIN project

SMART-G targets the production of light weight, fire resistant components for the construction industry from metallurgical and construction industrial residues.