Plastics Design Library, Plastics to Energy
Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications
While the ideal end-of-life route for plastic materials is in recycling, this is not always possible, due to contamination, difficulty in separating different plastic types, and other factors. Conversion of plastics and polymers to energy is an alternative route that represents an alternative for disposing of non-recyclable plastics in landfill. This book covers the main processes and pathways of conversion of polymeric materials to energy, fuel and chemicals.
A particular focus is placed on industrial case studies, and academic reviews of the latest research and development in this area. The book has a practical emphasis to enable plastics practitioners involved in end-of-life aspects to employ these processes. The book will also examine life cycle and cost analysis of different plastic waste management processes, exploring the potential of various techniques in modelling, optimization, and simulation of waste management options.
The book covers the important trends in the science and technology of polymer recovery, such as themo-chemical treatment of plastics, the impact of environmental degradation on mechanical recycling, incineration and thermal unit design, and the new options in biodegradable plastics. The book also introduces product development opportunities from waste materials.
- Introduces new pathways for end-of-life treatment of plastics and polymers, including conversion to energy, fuel and other chemicals
- Compares different options to assist materials scientists, engineers, and waste management practitioners to choose the most effective, sustainable option
- Covers the latest trends in the science and technology of polymer energy recovery
|Titel:||Plastics Design Library, Plastics to Energy|
|Afmetingen:||276 x 216|
He has worked on a number of R&D projects in the oil & gas sector, as well as the environmental and techno-economic side of chemical engineering. He focuses on applied research in in depolymerization kinetics, thermal engineering, polymer characterization, process & reactors design, separation technologies, weathering and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
An introduction and practical guide to the various end-of-life options available for plastics and polymers, comparing mechanical recycling techniques with a range of processes to convert plastics to energy