Enhanced feedstock recycling of post-consumer plastic

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Abstract

Feedstock recycling of waste plastics is becoming more crucial as a method to convert plastics back into a source of useful platform chemicals. Although thermal cracking presents easier options, the products have limited utility and present a higher energy burden than the method proposed in this paper, that of catalytichydrocracking a mildly exothermic process. This paper reports the use of metal loaded zeolite catalysts at much reduced temperatures (200 °C - 350 °C) to convert mixed plastic waste at significantly shorter reaction times (typically 5 min), making the continuous processing of polymer waste a possibility.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
EditorsJirí J Klemeš, Sauro Pierucci
Place of PublicationItaly
PublisherAIDIC
Pages2395-2400
Number of pages6
Volume43
ISBN (Print)9788895608341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
EventICheaP12 - Milan
Event duration: 19 May 201522 May 2015
http://www.aidic.it/cet/15/43/programma.html#144.pdf

Publication series

NameCHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS

Conference

ConferenceICheaP12
CityMilan
Period19/05/1522/05/15
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