Plastics to Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131404, 9780128131411

Plastics to Energy

1st Edition

Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications

Authors: Sultan Al-Salem
eBook ISBN: 9780128131411
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128131404
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 9th November 2018
Page Count: 562
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Plastics & Plastic Solid Waste (PSW)

1. Introduction

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

2. Major Technologies Implemented for Chemicals and Fuel Recovery

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

3. Energy Production from Plastic Solid Waste (PSW)

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

4. The Sustainability Challenge in the Context of Polymer Degradation

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

Part II: Products Recovery From Plastics

5. Feedstock and Optimal Operation for Plastics to Fuel Conversion in Pyrolysis

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

6. Catalytic Conversion and Chemical Recovery

  George Manos, Achilleas Constantinou, Sanaa Hafeez and Elena Pallari

7. Fuel Properties Associated with Catalytic Conversion of Plastics

  Brajendra K. Sharma

8. Design and Limitations in Polymer Cracking Fluidised Beds for Energy Recovery)

  Achilleas Constantinou, Ana Antelava, Elena Pallari and George Manos

9. Kinetic Studies Related to Polymer Degradation and Stability

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

10. Gasification of Plastic Solid Waste and Competitive Technologies

  Animesh Dutta

11. The Valorisation of Plastic via Thermal Means: Industrial Scale Combustion Methods

  Animesh Dutta

12. Emissions and Environmental Burdens Associated with Plastic Solid Waste Management

  Brajesh K. Dubey

Part III: Sustainable Implications

13. From Waste to Resources: How to Integrate Recycling into the Production Cycle of Plastics

  Brajendra K. Sharma

14. Bio-Plastics: Is It The Way In Future Developments For End Users? A note on dissolution of waste polymers in Bio-Fuels

  Sampa Saha and Srijita Purkayastha

15. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Municipal Waste Decision Making

  Animesh Dutta and Brajesh K. Dubey

16. Can Biodegradation Solve Plastic Waste Accumulation?

  Adriaan Stephanus Luyt and Ian Mabbett

17. Optimization Frameworks in Resource Management and Process Engineering

  Marcin Sajdak

18. Waste from Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE)

  Brajesh K. Dubey

19. The role of biodegradation in solving plastic solid waste accumulation

  Bronwyn Laycock

20. Research and Development (R&D) Strategies: The Way Forward as we See it

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

21. Future Directions

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem

End Notes

‘Don’t Waste, Waste’

  Sultan Majed Al-Salem


Description

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

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
562
Language:
English
Copyright:
© William Andrew 2019
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780128131411
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128131404

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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