Engineering Sustainable Synthetic Fabric

Miguel Modestino, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NYU Tandon at 01:15.


Learn how researchers use the engineering design process to create sustainable nylon in this video from SciTech Now. NYU [Tandon] Professor Miguel Modestino shares how he developed a process to make nylon production environmentally friendly by replacing petroleum, the current raw material for nylon, with plants and powering the production with solar power. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a sustainable rope.


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