Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

Efficient Dynamic Crosslinking for Compatibilizing Immiscible Mixed Plastics through in situ Generated Singlet Nitrenes
07/06/2024 - Creating a sustainable economy for plastics demands the exploration of new strategies for efficient management of mixed plastic waste. The inherent incompatibility of different plastics poses a major...
Recycling of Thermoplastic Glass Fiber?Reinforced Composites Using High?Voltage Fragmentation
06/06/2024 - Separation of a polymer profile made of glass fiber?reinforced thermoplastic sheathing material and a polyethylene terephthalate foam core was studied for recycling, comparing comminution by a...
Approaches to Recycling of Engine Air Filters
29/04/2024 - The recycling of air engine filters is another step towards the closed?loop concept for automobiles. First approaches for the mechanical recycling of engine air filters are described. The feasibility...
Evaluation of Thermoplastic Starch Contamination in the Mechanical Recycling of High-Density Polyethylene
26/04/2024 - This research highlights the importance of addressing bioplastic contamination in recycling processes to ensure the quality of recycled material and move towards a more sustainable circular economy....
Effect of Carbon Nanofiber Distribution on Mechanical Properties of Injection-Molded Aramid-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene
16/04/2024 - The mechanical recycling of discarded plastic products as resources for environmental preservation has recently gained research attention. In this context, it is necessary to use waste materials for...
Recycling Polyethylene/Polyamide Multilayer Films with Poly(isoprene-g-Maleic Anhydride) Compatibilizer
12/04/2024 - Polymers generally form incompatible mixtures that make the process of recycling difficult, especially the mechanical recycling of mixed plastic waste. One of the most commonly used films in the...
Analysis of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polymer Materials Derived from Recycled Overprinted Metallized PP Films
10/04/2024 - Polymer materials and their composites are one of the most frequently used materials in the packaging and food industries. This applies to both disposable and reusable packaging, layered films with...
Advance Analysis of the Obtained Recycled Materials from Used Disposable Surgical Masks
29/03/2024 - The production of personal protective equipment (PPE) has increased dramatically in recent years, not only because of the pandemic, but also because of stricter legislation in the field of Employee...
An Overview of the Non-Energetic Valorization Possibilities of Plastic Waste via Thermochemical Processes
22/03/2024 - The recovery and recycling/upcycling of plastics and polymer-based materials is needed in order to reduce plastic waste accumulated over decades. Mechanical recycling processes have made a great...
Temperature dependence of kinetic friction: A handle for plastics sortation?
26/02/2024 - Thermoplastics display significant enhancements in their coefficient of friction as a function of temperature based on their melting points or glass transition temperatures. This property can...
Technological Advances in Mechanical Recycling Innovations and Corresponding Impacts on the Circular Economy of Plastics
21/02/2024 - The impact of plastic pollution on the world and its inhabitants is yet to be fully measured. Significant quantities of microplastics and nanoplastics have been found in human organs, and many...
Life Cycle Assessment in Higher Education: Design and Implementation of a Teaching Sequence Activity
15/02/2024 - The latest studies show that to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on education, there must be a focus on adequately training higher education students. In this work, we present a study about...
Mechanical Recycling of Post-Industrial PC/ABS Blends from the Automotive Sector by Mixture Design
07/02/2024 - The widespread use of plastic materials poses significant environmental challenges, which have promoted a growing call for a circular approach to such materials, emphasizing waste reintegration into...
Mechanical recycling and electro?thermal welding of epoxy vitrimer nanocomposites
03/02/2024 - Use of disuflide bond exchanges for vitrimer recycling and welding.Vitrimers constitute a new class of recyclable thermosets based on the incorporation of associative dynamic covalent bonds, such as...
Recycling, Material Flow, and Recycled Content Demands of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles towards a Circular Economy in Korea
25/01/2024 - The recycling and proper management of PET bottles is needed to avoid plastic pollution, as well as to achieve a plastic circular economy. In this study, we examined the recycling system of PET...
Glass Fibre Composites Recycling Using the Fluidised Bed: A Comparative Study into the Carbon Footprint in the UK
24/01/2024 - The UK has no established process for recycling waste glass fibre-reinforced thermosets that are widely used within wind blade structures. Consequently, these materials are typically disposed of in...
Shaping a federal strategy for chemical recycling: Moving toward sensible applications of emerging technologies in US plastic waste management
17/01/2024 - Plastic waste management requires a diverse portfolio of strategies to avoid the most damaging environmental and social impacts of the plastic lifecycle and meet current national and international...
Effect of mechanical recycling on crystallization, mechanical, and rheological properties of recycled high?density polyethylene and reinforcement based on virgin high?density polyethylene
25/12/2023 - Adsorptive removal of methylene blue dye using PPy/NiMoO4 composite.AbstractWater pollution presents a significant global challenge that impacts the environment. The release of industrial effluents...
HNBR and NBR gasket rubbers for plate heat exchangers: Thermo?oxidative aging and service lifetime prediction
22/12/2023 - Changes in the crystalline morphology, thermal, mechanical, and rheological properties of rHDPE pellets and films during preparation and processing.AbstractThis study investigated the effects of...
Recyclability of Post-Consumer Polystyrene at Pilot Scale: Comparison of Mechanical and Solvent-Based Recycling Approaches
15/12/2023 - Solvent-based and mechanical recycling technology approaches were compared with respect to each process’s decontamination efficiency. Herein, post-consumer polystyrene (PS) feedstock...
A Comprehensive Review on Handling of Plastic Waste For Energy Generation—Current Status and Future Challenges
- The growing global concern regarding plastic waste pollution and its detrimental environmental impact has prompted significant research and innovation in waste management and energy generation. This...