The rheological test shows that viscosity values of PP and biocomposites decrease progressively with extrusion cycles; however, Cole-Cole plots, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), width at half maximum of tan delta peaks and SEM micrographs show that chemical treatments and reprocessing could improve fiber dispersion and fiber-matrix interaction. Consumption of plastic products has increased dramatically over the past few decades. 0000001568 00000 n Further investigation was focused on the effect of sample history through successive recycling cycles. The mechanical properties indicate that microfibers bagasse fibers addition and chemical treatments generate improvements in the mechanical properties, reaching the highest performance in the third cycle where the flexural modulus and flexural strength increase 57 and 12% in comparison with neat PP. Thermogravimetric (TG) analysis was then employed to evaluate their catalytic activity in the degradation of pure LDPE. Despite its high catalytic activity, as determined by TG analysis, mesoporous Al-MCM-41 exhibited no shape selectivity in the products generated with a low proportion of aromatics and a higher content of olefin and paraffin species. startxref 44 0 obj<> endobj Polyolefins are relatively easy to recycle. It allows the treatment of mixed, unwashed plastic wastes. Porosity, surface area, a large extent the accessibility of bulky, id sites of the solids. Both fractions hav, of a series of alkanes and alkenes of differ, recycled back into the petrochemical industr, plastics or refined fuels. During, ed and recycled using a solvent/non-solvent, bags, pipes and food retail products). No significant difference, was noticed between the values of the virgin, in the commercial waste products, which was, gradation of the polymeric materials by heating, trogen atmosphere). Its remarkable range of properties (e.g., durability, lightweight, good barrier properties) combined with the ease of processing make plastic a sustainable alternative over other materials (e.g., glass, metals, and paper), of which production, use, and management can be more resource intensive. Many of the waste fractions consisted of composite products that underwent thorough separation before being recycled. 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In this chapter, we present a framework for plastic waste management placing emphasis on their circularity potential via existing processes. Polymerization kinetics of gel-forming materials. For comparison, high density polyethylene was used as feed material. Finally, it can be postulated that recycling according Hence, from an environmental view point, the placement of ashes in layers above the liner is more critical than within the liner. Plastic recycling refers to the process of recovering waste or scrap plastic and reprocessing the materials into functional and useful products. The appr. Development of advanced experimental techniques for measuring the kinetics of polymerization; There is also limited report on the modifications of fillers and fibers for enhancement of mechanical, physical (water absorption, density, etc. e nanocomposites There is lack of awareness on plastic waste management and both public and private institutions have not educated people on the issue of plastic waste recycling. In, several waste plastic products, based on these, d after recycling of either model polyolefins, een, in all cases the same peaks were recorded, the melting temperature of all products before, rated in Table 1. The liquid products from thermal degradation were broadly distributed in the carbon fraction of n-C5 to n-C25 (boiling point range, 36–405 °C). 0000001752 00000 n It is made of low density polyethylene and linear low density polyethylene. Samples of approximately 10 mg were, situated in CPERI, Thessaloniki, Greece. It was observed that at all differ, was always high. Spectra of plastic particles and contaminants resulting from post-consumer complex wastes and of virgin polyolefins have been acquired by HSI and by Raman spectroscopy. Experiments were carried out in a laboratory fixed bed reactor. This approach helps to conserve resources and diverts plastics from landfills … Mechanical recycling , where the polymer is separated from its associated contaminants and it is reprocessed by melt extrusion. According to this method, of thermoplastic used throughout the world in, 2007). Nonisothermal polymerization kinetics; Overview of the plastics value chain, and where radiation technologies might be used to improve recucling effectiveness. From the total 370.000 tons, percent amount recovered and recycled was app, to landfill must be reduced by 35% over the peri, poor biodegradability of commonly used polymers. The type of polymer used did not affect much, LDPE can be recovered in high values even at, solvent (i.e. It was also observed that the, very much dependent on the type of polymer, was observed in PP, followed by LDPE and finally HDPE. Furthermore, this review is helpful to sustainable development, in recycling procedure product formulation from computer waste products. The use of plastic materials has seen a massive increase in recent years, and generation of plastic wastes has grown proportionately. This mixture feeds 3 lines of depolymerization (Syntrol®), which are reactors operating at increasing temperatures lower than 400° C. The presence of 2 alkaline scrubbers and 1 alkaline scrubber guarantees the absence of dioxins and furans in exhaust smoke. is the only one within the framework of sustainable development. These complex materials, represented sche-matically in Fig. Pillared clays were able to convert completely polyethylene in gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons, showing low coking levels. hexane as non-solvent. These polyolefins have a variety of uses, such as the manufacture of plastic film, plastic bags, heat-shrink electrical insulation sleeves, and tennis racket strings. 0000090035 00000 n The recycled material was evaluated in terms of the following properties: melt flow index (MFI), crystallinity, mechanical performance in tensile mode and grain size analysis. Based on these results, it can be concluded that recycling potential of polypropylene-sugarcane bagasse biocomposites is huge due to their mechanical, thermal and rheological performance resulting in advantages in terms of sustainability and life cycle impact of these materials. Pure, recovered with this technique. and film, gas pipes (HDPE), film, battery cases, In Western Europe alone approximately 21.37. thermoplastics (Plastics Europe Association. Remedies to the challenges on Plastic waste recycling in Uganda There is need to encourage the minimization, reuse and recycling of plastic wastes by all solid waste producers. toluene) in place of xylene did no, contrast, lower amounts of polymer were recovered in some experiments. Plastics Waste Management and Recycling Techniques Plastic Tech 6th Sem Syllabus for B.Tech 2017 Regulation Anna Univ (Professional Elective II) detail syllabus for Plastic Technology (Plastic Tech), 2017 regulation is collected from the Anna Univ official website and presented for students of Anna University. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 0000005502 00000 n Effect of diffusion-controlled phenomena on the kinetics of polymerization reactions; All compounds in the gaseous and oil pyrolysis fractions, Model polyolefins (LDPE, HDPE and PP) obtained from Aldrich and different commercial, an FCC catalyst was used with the following, 2.2 Dissolution/reprecipitation technique, In a first approach, model LDPE, HDPE and PP were. endstream endobj 60 0 obj[/ICCBased 70 0 R] endobj 61 0 obj<>stream 0000007115 00000 n 0000090509 00000 n The values measured for the product yield, Experimental conditions and product yield fr, om the thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of, lead to increased amounts of the liquid fraction, and residue. The liquid samples were, detectors (TCD and FID). Furthermore, pyrolysis of LDPE, HDPE and, of an acid FCC catalyst. This trend results in the generation of a vast waste stream that needs to be properly managed to avoid environmental damage. The choice of recycling of waste thermoplastics depends on processing equipment such as injection, single-screw extruder and film blowing machine, and processing conditions (temperature, time, content of materials, and rheological behavior) and product uses [27][28][29]. benzene, toluene, xylene) and complete elimination of heavier olefin and paraffin hydrocarbons. The boiling point distribution of the liquid products formed during the second interval of the shorter program was intermediate between this of the lighter liquid produced in the first 10 min of the longer program and the heavier liquid produced between 10 and 20 min. Experimental conditions and product yield from the thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of LDPE, HDPE and PP. Ϸf��'��tC�V� Hydrolysis in either an alkaline or acid environment was employed in order to recover pure terephthalic acid monomer that could be repolymerized to form the polymer again. Taking advantage of the need and the properties of the polymer composite material through this research a new enhanced composite is developed through addition of fillers and granules into polymeric matrix to cater for varied applications. The fixed bed reactor system PYROLYSIS UNIT, Melting temperature ( o C) of model and waste plastic products before and after the recycling technique Polymer. Pyrolysis is a thermal degradation process that is carried out in the absence of oxygen to get useful high energy density products. 0000001389 00000 n Systems for plastic recycling. of LDPE, HDPE and PP was examined using two, ond to the chemical/feedstock recycling. Disposing of plastic wastes to landfill is becoming undesirable due to legislation pressures, rising costs and the poor biodegradability of commonly used polymers. Therefore, an alternative improvement of processing the recycling via catalytic cracking would operate in mixing the polymer waste with fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) commercial catalysts. 1, are constituted by distinct layers of heteropolymers such as polyolefins and polyesters, with each layer selected to con-tribute a corresponding property advantage to the bulk material, Toluene/acetone was tried as a potential solvent/nonsolvent pair and proved to be very satisfactory, similarly to the case of recycling low-density polyethylene. 3) Biocompatibility of the nanocomposites MO are potential monomers that can be cured either by UV irradiation or temperature to produce formulations used as coatings for wood surfaces, paints, or other applications. The main aim of the project is the separation of pure polyethylene and polypropylene adopting an innovative process, the magnetic density separation (MDS). procedure. The pyrolysis products contained about 36% ethene, 15% propene, 9% 1-butene and butadiene and an additional 15% pyrolysis gasoline. A, three samples in the region of commercial, ence of the catalyst increased the amount of, me aromatic compounds leads to the conclusion, taken from LDPE pyrolysis is illustrated in, . At all, ll samples examined the polymer recovery was, PP was investigated with or without the use, ed out in a laboratory fixed bed reactor. Thin polymeric film, hydraulic press Paul-Otto Weber, at a temperature 20, waste plastic products, as well as the polym, measured using the Pyris-1 DSC from Perkin Elmer. The chemical structure of the model polymers and waste plastics, before and after the recycling technique was confirmed by recording their IR spectra. The presence of catalyst, accompanied by decreased gaseous fraction, relative amounts of gas and liquid fraction are. However, only little research has been done on its composition and treatment. 0000002413 00000 n Pyrolysis seem, in an oil and gaseous product. 0000090223 00000 n differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and TGA characterization show that bagasse fibers addition increases the crystallization temperature and thermal stability of the biocomposites 7 and 39 °C respectively, without disturbing the melting process of the PP phase for all extrusion cycles. 0000074004 00000 n �r�)��2�b�b��,���t�ٚY�YHr3M������m,�p�a�����N2j0p2p2��BB��y� ��� ��T� This result clearly shows the importance of the polymer state during each temperature stage. Plastic sorting equipment Sorting of plastics from packaging, separate collection, commercial waste and from production residues for material recycling In Europe, almost 50 million tonnes of plastics are required each year for the widest range of applications and brought into the product cycle. Furthermore, pyrolysis of LDPE, HDPE and PP was investigated with or without the use of an acid FCC catalyst. An enormous amount of computer wastes are either landfilled or incinerated, which results in leaching of chemicals and emission of toxic gases respectively. (1) Mechanical recycling: the method by which waste plastics are recycled into new resources without affecting the basic structure of the material. Altering of plastic wastes into energy resources approaches are pyrolysis with or without catalyst, gasification, and liquefaction. 4 Thermal and Catalytic Conversion of Polyolefins (Jerzy Walendziewski). The chemical recycling techniques used are critically reviewed and the authors' contribution is highlighted. 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The results obtained are comparable to those reported by other authors while very small sample and catalysts masses (less than 0.2mg) were required.For the purpose of this work, three acid solids differing in their textural and acid properties (micrometer HZSM-5, nanocrystaline n-HZSM-5 and Al-MCM-41) were synthesized, characterised for their chemical and structural characteristics and tested for their thermal stability between 550 and 800°C. The selectivity and yield to liquid hydrocarbons were high, as the mild acidity of pillared clays avoided excessive cracking to small molecules. This paper reviews the information related to the role of computers in WEEE stream, hazardous components in computer waste stream, possibilities of segregation and the recycling of different components of the computer waste. In general, thermal cracking is, with the endotherm of cracking, thermal pyro, catalytic technologies have been proposed to, Serrano, 1999). and Varelides, Poulakis J.G. It is proposed dissolution of the plastic in an appropriate solvent, reprecipitation by means of non-solvents, washing of the material obtained and drying. In the present study, data about collection methods, waste quantities and treatment methods for bulky waste were obtained from two municipalities. 0 0000089785 00000 n Those, which are consistent Only a small fraction of waste milk cover is collected and converted into low grade plastic products. The concept of utilizing filler materials to enhance polymer performance in Composite materials has drawn a great deal of research interest. Furthermore, the recovery of polyolefins from, polymers, appears in Figure 4. In the pyrolysis process, much less waste gas is emitted and there is a possibility of getting the valuable product bio-oil, which can be used as fuel or raw material in industry. The results of the slow pyrolysis showed that at temperature of 480°C and below the major product of the pyrolysis were liquid. 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