1. Introduction to polymers
2. Polyurethane foam chemistry
3. Recycling techniques
4. Economic and environmental impact of plastic wastes, management of plastic wastes, mechanical recycling, feedstock recycling, sorting and separation of mixed plastics, future trends in plastic waste management
5. Degradation vs. Decomposition
6. Introduction to chemical depolymerization
7. Chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam via glycolysis
8. Chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam via hydrolysis
9. Chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam via ammonolysis and aminolysis
10. Chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam via combined chemolysis methods
11. Life cycle analysis of polyurethane foam wastes
12. Applications of chemically depolymerized polyurethane foam
13. Applications of mechanically grounded polyurethane foam
Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET) is the most recycled plastic in the world, but still represents a significant amount of landfill waste, and research continues into the most effective and efficient methods of recycling the material, maximizing the value of the output.
Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles provides an overview of PET chemistry, highlighting the main degradation and depolymerization processes and pathways of PET, and applications of the recycled monomers derived from the PET waste. The latest methodologies of recycling and feedstock recovery are covered, providing critical foundational information for somebody starting to work in this area.
The book discusses a range of established methods of polymer recycling, with emphasis on real world industrial case studies and the latest academic research to aid engineers and materials scientists in choosing the correct process, and optimizing that process. The book provides more information on in depth life cycle analysis and cost analysis of each waste management method, comparing the suitability and feasibility of each to support the decision making process. Recycling regulations are also considered.
Finally, the book also provides recommendations for new opportunities in this area, including new processing methods, and new applications for recycled PET.
- A comprehensive introduction to the waste management of PET bottles, from regulatory concerns to the range of different methods of materials recovery
- Enables practitioners to choose the most efficient and effective waste management process – including detailed life cycle analysis and cost analysis information
- Compares traditional thermal recycling methods with more recently developed monomer recovery and chemical recycling methods
Engineers and sustainability professionals involved in the design, manufacture and end-of-life process for PET bottles. Academic researchers linked to the recycling and recovery or plastics industry
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- 1st March 2018
- William Andrew
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Prof. Sabu Thomas is the Director of International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas has (co-)authored 700 papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer science and nanomaterials. He has organized several international conferences and workshops. His research group focuses on specialized areas of polymers and has extensive collaborative exchange programs with various industries and institutions throughout the world. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India. He has 5 patents to his credit, and edited 73 books. The H- index of Prof. Thomas is 79. He has been awarded MRSI, CRSI and Nanotech medals. Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa DSc from University of South Brittany, France and University of Lorraine, France.
Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Ajay Vasudeo Rane is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. His research focuses include polymer blends, ageing and degradation of polymeric materials, green chemistry, and polymer recycling.
Doctoral Research Fellow, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Krishnan Kanny is a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. He is a seasoned engineer and scientist with over twenty years research experience in advanced engineering materials systems, and more than 120 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Abitha V K is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Within the field of polymer science, her research interests include polymer blends, ageing and degradation of polymeric materials, green chemistry, and polymer recycling.
Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Martin George Thomas is a research student at the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Kottayam, Kerala, currently performing research into the areas of epoxy nanocomposites.
Research Student, International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Kottayam, Kerala, India