There has been provision of over RMB 45 million-worth of laboratory equipment to support research activities within the Institute for Sustainable Materials and EnvironmentFind out more
Institute for Sustainable Materials and Environment
The Institute for Sustainable Materials and Environment is a joint initiative between the Departments of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Industrial Design at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
The evolution of urbanisation, economic intensification as well as the all-embracing needs to develop infrastructure and production of agricultural outputs to accommodate burgeoning population growth in China has resulted in a significant amount of industrial and agricultural waste each year and where the methods of disposal by means of uncontrolled landfill and burning have caused a serious environmental impact. Effectively utilising solid wastes for the development of new building materials through the concept of multidisciplinary research is no doubt a significant step toward low carbon and sustainable construction.