Chemical Processing


Georgia Southern University opens new chemical processing center

2015-08-19

GSU plans to bolster research efforts through its new chemical processing center. GSU plans to bolster research efforts through its new chemical processing center.

Georgia Southern University's applied research center, Herty Advanced Materials, recently opened a brand new chemical processing facility on the school's campus. 

According to GSU, Herty's new facility was constructed  to further research opportunities. It will also allow researchers to take on more clients who are invested in creating new materials. Some projects that the facility plans to focus on include creating automotive and aerospace parts and developing active fibers for use in water filtration. Business in Savannah added that Herty has expressed plans to focus on creating and refining materials for use in nutritional, pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing. 

The news source quoted Omar F. Ali, Herty's director of bioproducts, who is excited about the center's potential. 

"With our newly designed facility and our expertise in processing this renewable material for multiple purposes, we are poised to help industry partners produce these advanced materials for a variety of current and next generation industrial needs," Ali said. 

The new facility's equipment will be cutting edge so that researchers can truly push industry limits and effectively work with new substances and processes. Business in Savannah noted that the center will even come equipped with 3D printers which will be used in conjunction with advanced polymer systems.