Plastics to Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131404

Plastics to Energy

1st Edition

Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications

Authors: Sultan Al-Salem
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128131404
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. The Sustainability Challenge and Polymers Degradation
2. Sustainable Production of Polymeric Articles
3. Catalytic Conversing and Chemical Recovery
4. Fluid Properties Associated with Catalytic Conversion in Plastic Reclamation
5. Design Limitations in Polymer Cracking Fluidised Beds
6. Kinetic Studies Related to Polymer Degradation and Stability
7. Foreground Emissions Associated with Environment Waste Concerns
8. Gasification of Plastic Solid Waste and Competitive Technologies
9. The Valorisation of Plastic via Thermal Means: Industrial Scale Combustion Methods
10. From Waste to Resources: How to Integrate Recycling into the Production Cycle of Plastics
11. Bio-Plastics: Is It The Way In Future Developments For End Users?
12. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Municipal Waste Decision Making


Plastics to Energy: Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications covers important trends in the science and technology of polymer recovery, such as the thermo-chemical treatment of plastics, the impact of environmental degradation on mechanical recycling, incineration and thermal unit design, and new options in biodegradable plastics. The book also introduces product development opportunities from waste materials and discusses the main processes and pathways of the conversion of polymeric materials to energy, fuel and chemicals. A particular focus is placed on industrial case studies and academic reviews, providing a practical emphasis that enables plastics practitioners involved in end-of-life aspects to employ these processes.

Final sections examine lifecycle and cost analysis of different plastic waste management processes, exploring the potential of various techniques in modelling, optimization and simulation of waste management options.

Key Features

  • Introduces new pathways for the 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 and sustainable option
  • Covers the latest trends in the science and technology of polymer energy recovery


Polymer scientists and engineers involved in the development of new end-of-life recovery methods for plastics materials, and plastics practitioners actually carrying out these recovery processes


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About the Authors

Sultan Al-Salem Author

Dr. Sultan Al-Salem is an Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, working on a number of projects in the areas of polymer mechanical recycling via waste/virgin blends weathering and evaluation, polymers degradation kinetics in pilot plant reactors, membrane technology in the petroleum industry, indoor/outdoor air quality assessment and CO2 source determination and capture in various industries.

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait