Utilisation of industrial steel wastes in polymer composite design and its agricultural applications
Riga Technical University, Scientific Laboratory of Powder Materials, Kipsalas str. 6B, LV–1048 Riga, Latvia; *Correspondence: email@example.com
A constant development of agricultural activities is linked inherently to generation of significant amount of chemically aggressive organic wastes. This paper outlines a synergistic opportunity for industrial metalworking and plastic wastes recovery and re-use, with clear final product – composite steel-polymer material. Experimentally obtained composite polypropylene-perforated steel material is characterized by structural strength and stiffness provided by perforated steel tapes, and corrosion resistance assured by polypropylene layers, which protect steel from aggressive environment. Authors suppose that waste-based composite material could be applied for certain agricultural constructions, and namely, for boundary construction of farm animal feed lines and storage facilities for organic wastes and minerals.