纺织纸项目获得Bo Rydin 科研基金2017最佳博士论文项目奖；再生项目评估了大部分用低级再生纺织纸为原料的造纸循环生产理念
阿查娜.阿舒克获得Bo Rydin 科研基金2017最佳博士论文项目奖。她的 “作为循环材料的纺织纸”的项目在RISE生物经济部门跨学科的TechMark Arena研究生院进行了路演。Bo Rydin 科研基金每年向SCA战略领域的当年最佳硕士项目颁奖，包括个人保洁产品，生活纸产品或林产品。
这是TechMark Arena三年来第二次颁奖给一个学生。这种跨学科学院使具有不同背景的研究生走到一起，为一个共同的题目而努力。这样的安排使一个主题有更广泛解决方法，也确保学生之间更多的思想交流，同时在不同项目上使他们进行更多知识的分享。阿查娜的监管团队包括Tatjana Karpenja, Marie-Claude Béland, Karin Edström, Hjalmar Granberg 和 Ida Kulander。
Circular textile paper project awarded Best Master's Thesis Project 2017 from Bo Rydin Foundation for Scientific Research; the project evaluated circularity of manufacturing concept in which paper is made mostly from low-grade recycled textile fibers
Archana Ashok was awarded the Bo Rydin Foundation for Scientific Research grant for Best Master’s Thesis Project 2017. Her project “Textile paper as a circular material” was carried out within the transdisciplinary TechMark Arena master students’ academy at RISE Bioeconomy division. Bo Rydin Foundation for Scientific Research annually awards a grant for the year's best master's degree project within SCA's strategic areas; personal hygiene products, tissue paper or forest products.
Archana Ashok, KTH, is rewarded for her project “Textile paper as a circular material” which evaluated circularity of a new paper manufacturing concept where the raw material is largely made up of low value fibres from textile recycling plants. According to the circular economy framework, this is a cascade recycling of fibres from the textile industry to the paper industry, forming thus an industrial symbiosis.
Previously, the textile paper material was produced on a pilot scale at RISE and used as the cover of the Global Outlook report A Cellulose-Based Society, demonstrating thus technical feasibility of producing this circular material. Archana's project took the concept to a new level by investigating whether the textile paper is suitable as a circular packaging material for paper bags. In particular, evaluations of technical performance, environmental and economic aspects of the new material as well as market conditions were combined in a multi-dimensional context of circular economy. The result showed that it could be better to use low value textile fibres as a circular material instead of incinerating it, which is a common practice nowadays.
“Archana's project was unique because it was the first time that we both evaluated and quantified the circularity of a new material by applying circular economy framework. Both research and industry actors will be able to use her results as a guideline and inspiration in evaluating their materials and products,” says Tatjana Karpenja, one of the supervisors at RISE.
“The 6 months journey at RISE was really exciting and fun-filled with the TechMark Arena group having lots of discussions and workshops on circular economy,” says Archana Ashok.
This is the second time in three years this prize goes to a student at TechMark Arena. This transdisciplinary academy brings together master students from various backgrounds in order to work on a common theme. This arrangement encourages a broader approach to a topic and ensures a greater exchange of ideas between students and increased knowledge sharing between different projects. Archana’s supervising team involved Tatjana Karpenja, Marie-Claude Béland, Karin Edström, Hjalmar Granberg and Ida Kulander.