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MATERIALS OBTAINED BY BY-PRODUCTS OF AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRY FOR BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS

Angela Gissette Aguirre Garcia

MATERIALS OBTAINED BY BY-PRODUCTS OF AGRO-FOOD INDUSTRY FOR BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS.

Rel. Elena Comino. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Design Sistemico, 2019

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Abstract:

According to the book ‘The Limits to Growth’, a report of the Club of Rome, the worldwide population will increase exponentially as time progresses. Afterwards, most of the people will become consumers of productive sectors, such as the agro-food industry, which will continue to increase its production and decreasing the base raw material. This prospect makes imperative the ideation of solutions to harness the 100% of available raw material, and the creation of new productive chains based on waste. This particular research case aims to contribute to the production of bio materials, and therefore, to reduce the use of toxic products that are polluting the environment. The topic of study is based on the concept of Circular Economy and, intents to provide an alternative source of profits for the territories that concerns the researcher, Italy as hosting country and Colombia as place of origin. This project focuses on the importance of converting the agro-food industry by-products into value-added goods. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to develop a product mainly elaborated from starch extracted from potato peel and platano skin a by-product mostly discarded. At the end, the procedure of homemade/lab scale experiments to make bio materials from organic waste will be indicated, and the results of the test will be presented such as the creation of prototypes of materials.

Relators: Elena Comino
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 114
Subjects:
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Design Sistemico
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-12 - DESIGN
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/11481
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