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$3.5 million NIST grant will fund TROY research on PPE recycling

This marks the third grant NIST has awarded to the Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences.

This marks the third grant NIST has awarded to the Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences.

Troy University has received a $3.5 million federal grant that will fund its continued research and development of methods to recycle personal protective equipment (PPE).

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded TROY’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences a $3.5 million grant aimed at combating the growing problem of medical waste.

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TROY Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences announces PPE, medical plastic recycling research

A medical professional wearing personal protective equipment. The Center for Materials and Manufacturing Science is researching new ways to make PPEs.

A medical professional wearing personal protective equipment. The Center for Materials and Manufacturing Science is researching new ways to make PPEs.

Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences is announcing new research aimed to bolster production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers and create new avenues for recycling medical plastic waste.

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has put in stark focus the need for increased production of PPEs for medical professionals. Dr. Govind Menon, Director of…

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TROY receives additional $2.7 million grant for plastics recycling research

Plastics pollution is a major problem facing the world, and TROY is using a new grant to research ways to combat it.

Plastics pollution is a major problem facing the world, and TROY is using a new grant to research ways to combat it.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Troy University a $2.7 million research grant to be used by the University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences to research new methods for recycling plastics.

The four-year grant will fund instrumentation, staffing of scientists and research stipends for students.

 “The recently established Center for Materials…

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TROY’s Govind Menon addresses plastics recycling before U.S. House

Plastic pollution on a beach in Ghana. TROY's Dr. Govind Menon testified before the U.S. House on the need for innovation in plastics recycling.

Plastic pollution on a beach in Ghana. TROY's Dr. Govind Menon testified before the U.S. House on the need for innovation in plastics recycling.

It can be found along roadsides, in rivers, and accumulating in massive patches in the world’s oceans—the deluge of plastic waste cluttering the environment is a growing threat to ecosystems. 

Recycling may be a way to stem the tide, but current limits in technology and resources means plastics recycling lags far behind the amount of…

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