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Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste: Basis, Technologies & Advances

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Recorded on Nov 23, 2021

Easily convert post-use plastics into high value products & chemicals by combining the best of chemical recycling techniques. Gain in-depth understanding of how to improve the recycling process with advanced technologies (enzymatic depolymerization, pyrolysis, solvolysis).

Leading expert, Pablo Ferrero Aguar will help discover the advantages and possibilities of the chemical recycling. He will also lay focus on application of each technique w.r.t. different polymers and biopolymers using successful real-life examples.
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Pablo F. Aguar Presented By:
Pablo Ferrero Aguar

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

While traditional mechanical recycling works well for PET and HDPE, it cannot effectively manage the complex stream of plastics that enter the waste every day. Especially, in the case of food contact materials, mechanical recycling proves to be inefficient as it does not cater to difficult to recycle plastics, end of life plastics, or those considered non-recyclable.

Which is why, there is an incentive for you to consider chemical recycling to avoid the loss of quality, performance and properties of the recycled materials. Join this course to:

  1. Focus your R&D efforts in the right direction with a clearer view on chemical recycling methods with comparison of limitations, advantages and disadvantages of the different processes.

  2. Recycle a wider range of plastics waste than what is possible with traditional, mechanical recycling by gaining grasp on concepts of enzymatic depolymerization, pyrolysis, solvolysis…

  3. Prepare better for the future & meet today's market needs by understanding how to enable production of high-quality end products (new plastics and chemicals) that can be used multiple applications.


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Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste

Who should view this course?

This course is for Recyclers, Manufacturers and Suppliers looking for a way to adopt chemical recycling. It will also benefit various chemical companies.

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Course Outline

  1. Introduction to chemical recycling
  2. a. Basis of chemical recycling
    b. Chemical recycling vs Mechanical recycling

  3. Pyrolysis
  4. a. Basis on pyrolysis
    b. Advantages of pyrolysis
    c. New pyrolytic processes
    d. Successful stories

  5. Solvolysis
  6. a. Basis on solvolysis
    b. Advantages of solvolysis
    c. Solvolysis of PET
    d. Products of interest
    e. Successful stories

  7. Enzymatic depolymerization
  8. a. Basis on enzymatic depolymerization
    b. Target polymers
    c. Successful stories

  9. Future perspectives
  10. a. Needs
    b. Research

  11. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

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