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Hot Pants - Recycled Polyester Insulation

Student: Evan Watters

District/Region: Annapolis Valley Region

Event: 2007 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Evan is a student at King's-Edgehill School and his project measured the effectiveness of loose-fill and batt insulations made out of used polyester clothing.

Resistance to heat loss was determined for these homemade insulations, plus cellulose loose-fill and fiberglass batt, using a homemade test box. His conclusion: the polyester fleece batt was the most effective at reducing heat loss. Recycled polyester insulation is more user-friendly, and diverts used clothing and PET bottles from landfills.

His project earned a Renewable Energy Award at the 2007 Canada-Wide Science fair in Truro. Evan is a young Nova Scotian celebrating science and discovery. Congratulations Evan!

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Evan Watters

Evan Watters - Hot Pants - Recycled Polyester Insulation

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