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New Manufacturing Study Results from University of Arkansas Described (Ultrasonic machining of biomass using biodegradable slurry)

August 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators discuss new findings in Manufacturing. According to news reporting originating from Fayetteville, Arkansas, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Thrombi, e.g. blood clots, in circulatory system pose acute health risk, globally. This research investigated roles of biodegradable starch slurry in advancing biomass machining efficiency."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Arkansas, "Hard clots (fibrin-rich) prepared from rabbit blood were exposed in vitro concomitantly to ultrasound (1 MHz) and starch slurry. Starch slurry particles (diameter similar to 250 nm) yielded a 200% increase in material removal (sonothrombolysis) efficiency. Mechanistic participation of starch, a non-Newtonian material, at the interface of biomass-ultrasonic radiation is discussed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Overall in subtractive biomanufacturing, the role of biodegradable slurry is critical for enhancing material removal efficiency."

For more information on this research see: Ultrasonic machining of biomass using biodegradable slurry. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 2014;63(1):217-220. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Ahluwalia, University of Arkansas, Dept. of Mech Engn, Inst Nanosci & Engn, Fayetteville, AR 72701, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.J. Borrelli, K. Smithson, K.P. Rajurkar and A.P. Malshe.

Keywords for this news article include: Arkansas, Fayetteville, United States, Manufacturing, North and Central America

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