Powder Production From Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Water Bottles

Report No. ARL-MR-871
Authors: Anit Giri; Frank Kellogg; Kyu Cho; Marc Pepi
Date/Pages: June 2014; 22 pages
Abstract: The ability to make powders from battlefield scrap and general waste materials in-situ on the battlefield forward operating base (FOB) is investigated. Three different techniques have been employed to grind mm-size small scrap pieces of water bottles, which are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The particle size distribution of the milled powder obtained in each technique was measured. The results are presented in this report.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2014