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Title: Current developments in the chemical upcycling of waste plastics using alternative energy sources
Authors: Estahbanati, Mahmood Reza Karimi
Kong, Xin Ying
Eslami, Ali
Soo, Han Sen
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Estahbanati, M. R. K., Kong, X. Y., Eslami, A. & Soo, H. S. (2021). Current developments in the chemical upcycling of waste plastics using alternative energy sources. ChemSusChem, 14(19), 4152-4166. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202100874
Project: A2083c0050
A1783c0003
A1783c0002
RT 05/19
NRF-MP-2020-0001
Journal: ChemSusChem
Abstract: 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, we discuss some of the latest advances and future trends in the chemical upcycling of waste plastics by photocatalytic, electrolytic, and microwave-assisted pyrolysis processes 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.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/150860
ISSN: 1864-5631
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202100874
DOI (Related Dataset): 10.21979/N9/12KQTN
10.21979/N9/W0M8KL
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Estahbanati, M. R. K., Kong, X. Y., Eslami, A. & Soo, H. S. (2021). Current developments in the chemical upcycling of waste plastics using alternative energy sources. ChemSusChem, 14(19), 4152-4166, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202100874. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Fulltext Permission: embargo_20221012
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