A Study on the Rapid Degradation Technology of Polyethylene Wastes and its Recovery of High-valued Fine Chemicals (UGC/GRF)

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    The great demand for synthetic plastics and the ineffective recycling of plastic waste threaten our environment at a time when fossil fuels are gradually running out. The fact that the use of plastics is so widespread and that their poor degradability has led to their accumulation in the environment. Nowadays, plastic waste constitutes a significant portion of municipal solid waste – as many as 275 million metric tons per year. The aim of this project is to develop new technologies for the conversion of synthetic polymers into useful chemical resources, such as fine chemicals and/or organic compounds that can be used as fuels, so as to primarily solve the energy problem as well as to relieve the environmental stress of solid waste caused by plastic.

    Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
    Effective start/end date01/01/1731/12/20


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