Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers
specific materials
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polypropylene (PP)
20-01-RR-4034

Chemical Recycling of Mixed PET/Polyolefin Streams Through Sequential Pyrolysis and Catalytic Upgrading

NODE
Technical Thrust
Recycling & Recovery
Chemical & Solvent-Based Recycling & Separation (Atomic/Molecular) Technologies
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This project seeks to convert mixed plastics waste to re-usable products through the development of catalysts to convert polymer pyrolysis products to BTX and olefins. The feedstock for the proposed two-stage process (pyrolysis followed by catalytic upgrading of the pyrolysis products to BTX and olefins) is a mix of PET and PP waste plastics.

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