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Current Developments in the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics Using Alternative Energy Sources.

Karimi Estahbanati, Mahmood Reza, Kong, Xin Ying, Eslami, Ali et Soo, Han Sen (2021). Current Developments in the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics Using Alternative Energy Sources. ChemSusChem , vol. 14 , nº 19. p. 4152-4166. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202100874.

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The management of plastics waste is one of the most urgent and significant global problems now. Historically, waste plastics have been predominantly discarded, mechanically recycled, or incinerated for energy production. However, these approaches typically relied on thermal processes like conventional pyrolysis, which are energy-intensive and unsustainable. In this Minireview, some of the latest advances and future trends in the chemical upcycling of waste plastics by photocatalytic, electrolytic, and microwave-assisted pyrolysis processes are discussed as more environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional thermal reactions. We highlight how the transformation of different types of plastics waste by exploiting alternative energy sources can generate value-added products such as fuels (H2 and other carbon-containing small molecules), chemical feedstocks, and newly functionalized polymers, which can contribute to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: electrolysis; microwave-assisted pyrolysis; photocatalysis; plastics upcycling; polymer
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 15 oct. 2021 17:37
Dernière modification: 29 mai 2022 04:00
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/11949

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