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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science Symposium
||Synthesis of Multifunctional Scaffolds from Natural Materials by Freeze Casting Technique
||Po-Yu Chen, Haw-Kai Chang, Pang-Hsuan Lee, Wen-Kaung Liu, Hsin-Jui Wang, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Chin-Chih Tai, Tzer-Shen Lin
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Porous composites and scaffolds have been widely applied in the industry due to their lightweight, high surface/volume ratio and energy absorbing ability. In this study, ultra-lightweight and multifunctional scaffolds were synthesized by freeze casting technique and polymerization. Diatomaceous earth, fish scales and zeolite were utilized as the raw materials. Nano-porous diatomaceous earth was used to synthesize hierarchically-structured scaffolds which were ultra-lightweight and possessed multifunctional properties, such as good thermal insulation, water absorption and water retention. Zeolites are microporous minerals commonly applied in gas adsorption and catalyst. The channel system in zeolite-based scaffold was designed and formed by freeze casting which increased the efficiency of gas adsorption. The hydroxyapatite minerals obtained from fish scales of fishery waste were utilized to synthesized biocompatible scaffolds for bone tissue engineering and the removal of heavy metal ions. Various polymerization methods were further applied to the ceramic-based scaffolds to enhance the mechanical stability and functionalities.
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