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Chemical aspects of polymer recycling

Chanda, M (2021) Chemical aspects of polymer recycling. In: Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research .

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Since recycling of polymers is a preferred means of reducing unwanted wastes and land-filling activity, and recovering monomers or other materials of economic value, tertiary methods of recycling (chemical recycling) have been critically reviewed, giving special attention, in each case, to the chemical basis of the particular recycling pathway and its potential applicability. Recycling issues of each of the widely used commodity polymers � polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, epoxies, poly(vinyl chloride), polystyrene, and polyolefins � have been discussed individually, giving attention to both conventional and unconventional methods of perceived high potential, such as enzymatic degradation, ionic liquids mediation, microwave irradiation, and treatment in super critical liquids as well as super fluids. In addition, novel emerging methods undergoing greater study at present, such as cross-alkane metathesis (CAM), tandem hydrogenolysis/aromatization, vitrimer-based recycling, and dynamic covalent bonding are also highlighted. © 2021 Kingfa Scientific and Technological Co. Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research
Publisher: KeAi Communications Co.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Author
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 09:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69688

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