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dc.contributor.advisor Ajayan, Pulickel M
dc.creatorTran, Mai Kim
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-08T19:18:49Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-01T06:01:10Z
dc.date.created 2020-12
dc.date.issued 2020-10-05
dc.date.submitted December 2020
dc.identifier.citation Tran, Mai Kim. "Sustainable Manufacturing: Greener Materials and Methods for Li-ion Battery Recycling, Supercapacitors, and Smart Windows." (2020) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/109399.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/109399
dc.description.abstract Our Common Future, otherwise known as the Brundtland Report, was published by the United Nations and the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987; it defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This thesis focuses on three separate efforts aligned by a common theme to promote sustainable manufacturing practices by employing greener materials and methods within the energy context: (1) recycling Li-ion batteries using environmentally-friendly deep eutectic solvents, (2) developing supercapacitors using asphaltene oil waste, and (3) synthesizing VO2 nanoparticles for thermochromic smart windows using scalable continuous flow hydrothermal systems. In all of these spaces, the challenge of optimizing technical performance while balancing commercial viability is discussed and reframed to show that green materials and methods in engineering can, not only work, but add value to a world increasingly conscious of a need to find cleaner ways to do dirty chemistry.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLi-ion batteries
battery recycling
supercapacitors
energy storage
smart windows
thermochromic nanoparticles
continuous flow hydrothermal synthesis
dc.title Sustainable Manufacturing: Greener Materials and Methods for Li-ion Battery Recycling, Supercapacitors, and Smart Windows
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2020-10-08T19:18:49Z
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thesis.degree.department Materials Science and NanoEngineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.embargo.terms 2021-12-01


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