Polymer Waste Management

Book description

With the huge amount of plastics floating in the oceans, fish and other sea creatures are directly suffering the consequences. On land, city leaders and planners are banning one-use plastics as well as plastic bags from grocery stores in an effort to stem the use.  Many countries have made official announcements and warnings concerning the pollution caused from plastic wastes.  These urgent developments have stimulated the author to study the problem and write Polymer Waste Management.   

Plastic recycling refers to a method that retrieves the original plastic material. However, there are many sophisticated methods available for the treatment and management of waste plastics such as basic primary recycling, where the materials are sorted and collected individually. In chemical recycling, the monomers and related compounds are processed by special chemical treatments. Other methods, such as pyrolysis, can produce fuels from waste plastics. These methods and others are treated comprehensively in the book

This ground-breaking book also discusses:

  • General aspects, such as amount of plastics production, types of waste plastics, analysis procedures for identification of waste plastic types, standards for waste treatment, contaminants in recycled plastics.
  • Environmental aspects, such as pollution in the marine environment and landfills.
  • The advantages of the use of bio-based plastics.
  • Recycling methods for individual plastic types and special catalysts.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1: General Aspects
    1. 1.1 History of the Literature
    2. 1.2 Amount of Wastes
    3. 1.3 Metal Content in Wastes
    4. 1.4 Analysis Procedures
    5. 1.5 Standards
    6. 1.6 Special Problems with Plastics
    7. References
  6. Chapter 2: Environmental Aspects
    1. 2.1 Pollution of the Marine Environment
    2. 2.2 Pollution of the Terrestrial Environment
    3. References
  7. Chapter 3: Recycling Methods
    1. 3.1 Alternative Plastic Materials
    2. 3.2 Mechanical Recycling
    3. 3.3 Primary Recycling
    4. 3.4 Renewable Polymer Synthesis
    5. 3.5 Preparation and Regeneration of Catalysts
    6. 3.6 Pyrolysis Methods
    7. 3.7 Metallized Plastics Waste
    8. 3.8 Mixed Plastics
    9. 3.9 Separation Processes
    10. 3.10 Triboelectrostatic Separation
    11. 3.11 Wet Gravity Separation
    12. 3.12 Supercritical Water
    13. 3.13 Solvent Treatment
    14. References
  8. Chapter 4: Recovery of Monomers
    1. 4.1 Process for Obtaining a Polymerizable Monomer
    2. 4.2 Pyrolysis in Carrier Gas
    3. 4.3 Fluidized Bed Method
    4. 4.4 Recovery of Monomers from Waste Gas Streams
    5. 4.5 Polyolefins
    6. 4.6 Poly(styrene)
    7. 4.7 Phenolic Resins
    8. 4.8 Poly(carbonate)
    9. 4.9 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
    10. 4.10 Nylon
    11. 4.11 Poly(urethane)
    12. 4.12 Sequential Processes for Mixed Plastics
    13. 4.13 Waste Fiber Reinforced Plastics
    14. References
  9. Chapter 5: Recovery into Fuels
    1. 5.1 Poly(ethylene)
    2. 5.2 Thermal and Catalytic Processes
    3. 5.3 Mixed Waste Plastics
    4. 5.4 Hydrocarbon Fuels
    5. 5.5 High-Value Hydrocarbon Products
    6. 5.6 Purified Crude Oil
    7. 5.7 Lubricating Oil
    8. 5.8 Waxes and Grease Base Stocks
    9. 5.9 Co-pyrolysis of Landfill Recovered Plastic Wastes and Used Lubrication Oils
    10. 5.10 PVC Wastes
    11. 5.11 Iron Oxide Catalyst
    12. 5.12 Landfill
    13. References
  10. Chapter 6: Specific Materials
    1. 6.1 Catalysts for Recycling
    2. 6.2 Polyolefins
    3. 6.3 Poly(styrene)
    4. 6.4 Poly(carbonate)
    5. 6.5 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
    6. 6.6 Poly(vinyl chloride)
    7. 6.7 Pyrolysis of Mixed Plastics
    8. 6.8 Technical Biopolymers
    9. 6.9 Co-processing of Waste Plastics and Petroleum Residue
    10. 6.10 Automotive Waste Plastics
    11. 6.11 Phthalates
    12. 6.12 Enzymatic Degradation
    13. 6.13 Electronic Waste
    14. 6.14 Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
    15. 6.15 Usage in Concrete
    16. 6.16 Recycling of Floor Coverings
    17. References
  11. Index
    1. Acronyms
    2. Chemicals
    3. General Index
  12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Polymer Waste Management
  • Author(s): Johannes Karl Fink
  • Release date: September 2018
  • Publisher(s): Wiley-Scrivener
  • ISBN: 9781119536086