On 3D printing of low-cost sensors using recycled PET

Singh, R., Singh, B.P., Pal Singh, A., Kumar, V., Kumar, R., Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, Serjouei, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7250-4131 and Wei, Y. ORCID: 0000-0001-6195-8595, 2022. On 3D printing of low-cost sensors using recycled PET. Sadhana. ISSN 0256-2499 (Forthcoming)

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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoplastic polyester is durable, formable material that is widely used to manufacture consumer products like sailcloth, sailing spinnakers, food-grade containers, etc. for commercial and engineering applications. The recycling of PET is still a challenge because of its abundance, especially in low-income/ developing countries. The present study reports the recycling of PET by utilizing the primary (1°) recycled PET (R-PET) for 3D printing-based sensor applications with the idea of converting waste to wealth. The investigations were performed on PET-based waste collected from institute campus canteens (in form of used food containers/ soft drink bottles) after ascertaining their rheological, mechanical, morphological, bonding, and sensing capabilities. The sensing capabilities of R-PET were explored by performing a ring resonator test of a 3D-printed substrate using a vector network analyzer (VNA). The result of the study outlined that R-PET-based sensors may be used in sailcloth, and sailing spinnakers to monitor the location of boats in a shipyard/dock.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sadhana
Creators: Singh, R., Singh, B.P., Pal Singh, A., Kumar, V., Kumar, R., Bodaghi, M., Serjouei, A. and Wei, Y.
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Date: 3 November 2022
ISSN: 0256-2499
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 18 Nov 2022 14:36
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 14:36
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/47433

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