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Dr Alejandro Moure Abelenda

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Alejandro Moure Abelenda

Engineering Building



Research overview

In my current role as Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT2i) Associate in Process Engineering I investigate a sustainable, integrated approach for  recycling end-used engineering plastics from electrical waste (e-waste) into valuable and reusable plastics in a decentralised recycling facility, contributing to the commitment of the partner company to becoming self-sufficient in recycling technologies.

On the EPSRC Doctoral Prize that I will start subsequently I will deal with the the valorization of anaerobic digestate and wood ash. While studying the underlying chemistry of the blend of these two waste streams I have developed a novel technology for the stablisation of organic residues. The technology relies in the use of the wood ash due to the nutrient content (e.g. potassium and phosphorus) and properties as sorbent and binder of this material. In this way, it is possible to acheive the three levels of stabilisation (biological, chemical, and physical) of this material to enhance the utilisation of this material as soil amendment, and maybe even for other purposes such as ecological contruction material, while minimising any harm to the environment.

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