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Dr. Kow’s research is mainly emphasized on the utilization of biomass in synthesizing aerogel and its corresponding composites. Continuing from his PhD research work, his research team is now focussing on applications for aerogel composite in industrial processes. This includes heavy metals adsorption with nano-magnetite aerogel composite, high temperature thermal insulation material, fire retardant material and moisture adsorbent. Realizing the highly porous and thermally stable structure of aerogel, his team is now attempt to embed aerogel with/to other materials such as nano-magnetite particles, activated carbon and textile to improve its functional properties. At current stage, applications of these composites are centered on the aspects of adsorption (heavy metal and dye removal in wastewater, toxic and greenhouse gases removal) and thermal insulation (heat resistant and flame retardant textile). Apart from the applications, his team is also looking into aspects to further improve the conversion process from biomass to aerogel composite. Those aspects including process integration to reduce energy utility, reduction of processing time, lower emission and sustainable development.
- Elements of Material Science
- Material Engineering
- Heat Transfer
- Industrial Chemistry
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Research on Blast Furnace-based Technologies of Harmless Treatment and Resource Utilization of Fly Ash from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
Project: Government Funded Projects › Vertical-Zhejiang Provincial Government Funded Projects
1/09/21 → 31/08/24
Project: Government Funded Projects › Vertical-Ningbo Municipal Government Funded Projects
Luo, W., Li, B., Xu, M., Pang, C. H., Lester, E. & Kow, K. W., 24 Jul 2023, In: Construction and Building Materials. 388, 131639.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Luo, W., Li, B., Xu, M., Pang, C., Lester, E., Xu, L. & Kow, K. W., 10 May 2023, In: Science of the Total Environment. 872, 162133.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
Life cycle assessment of bio-fermentation ethanol production and its influence in China's steeling industryZhang, L., Shen, Q., Pang, C. H., Chao, W., Tong, S., Kow, K. W., Lester, E., Wu, T., Shang, L., Song, X., Sun, N. & Wei, W., 15 Apr 2023, In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 397, 136492.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Zhang, L., Song, Y., Shi, J., Shen, Q., Hu, D., Gao, Q., Chen, W., Kow, K. W., Pang, C. H., Sun, N. & Wei, W., Aug 2022, In: Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 39, 8, p. 1252-1270 19 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access16 Citations (Scopus)
Sustainable reuse of excavated soil and recycled concrete aggregate in manufacturing concrete blocksLuo, W., Liu, S., Hu, Y., Hu, D., Kow, K. W., Pang, C. & Li, B., 1 Aug 2022, In: Construction and Building Materials. 342, 127917.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review10 Citations (Scopus)