Technology Reports of Kansai University (ISSN: 04532198) is a monthly peer-reviewed and open-access international Journal. It was first built in 1959 and officially in 1975 till now by kansai university, japan. The journal covers all sort of engineering topic, mathematics and physics. Technology Reports of Kansai University (TRKU) was closed access journal until 2017. After that TRKU became open access journal. TRKU is a scopus indexed journal and directly run by faculty of engineering, kansai university.
Technology Reports of Kansai University (ISSN: 04532198) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal covers all sort of engineering topic as well as mathematics and physics. the journal's scopes are
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The potentiality of Share clay as an ingredient for synthesis of metakaolin based geopolymer and the effect of partially substituting the clay with the cullet of cathode ray tube (CRT) was investigated. Calcined clay in partial substitution with powdered CRT in the mix proportion of 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% by weight was reacted with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium silicate (Na2SiO3). The resulting geopolymer samples were used to produce test specimens and the effect of different percentage addition of CRT on the physicomechanical properties were evaluated. The starting materials and the products were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to evaluate morphology, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) for oxides composition, X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) for compositional phases, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) for elemental components and Fourier Transform Infra-Red microscopy (FTIR) for characteristic bonding. Results shows that the alumina and silica content of Share clay are 30% and 92% respectively while that of the CRT were 3% alumina and 29% silica. The water absorption of the geopolymer increases with increasing CRT addition. The Compressive strength in 24 hours ranged from 13 to 17 N/mm2. The drying shrinkage ranged from 0.5mm to 1.25 mm. CRT is as usable as other pozzolanic material to be used with kaolinite in the synthesis of geopolymer. This offers the opportunity for resource recovery from and beneficial use of CRT, which is considered a toxic e-waste.
Energy is an important part of basic needs. All living things on the earth need energy to survive. However, energy crisis and environmental damage due to pollution are becoming problems. That is the reason why the need for renewable energy is inevitable. There are many sources of renewable energy like wind energy and hydropower. Among several forms of renewable energy, energy from thermoelectricity is one of promising candidates because it does not generate noise and harmful gases. The thermoelectric materials convert waste heat into electricity based on Seebeck effect. This article describes a simple explanation about the introduction, theory and principle of thermoelectric devices. Several important parameters such as a figure of merit (ZT), thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient are related each other. This article also gives a brief calculation of several parameters of thermoelectric material and the results are shown in graphs so it will give better intuition for understanding thermoelectricity