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Material Recycling

Trends and Perspectives

Edited by Dimitris Achilias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The presently common practice of wastes' land-filling is undesirable due to legislation pressures, rising costs and the poor biodegradability of commonly used materials. Therefore, recycling seems to be the best solution. The purpose of this book is to present the state-of-the-art for the recycling methods of several materials, as well as to propose potential uses of the recycled products. It targets professionals, recycling companies, researchers, academics and graduate students in the fields of waste management and polymer recycling in addition to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and physics. This book comprises 16 chapters covering areas such as, polymer recycling using chemical, thermo-chemical (pyrolysis) or mechanical methods, recycling of waste tires, pharmaceutical packaging and hardwood kraft pulp and potential uses of recycled wastes.

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Material RecyclingTrends and PerspectivesEdited by Dimitris Achilias

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2003

ISBN: 978-953-51-0327-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4100-6

Copyright year: 2012

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117503 Total Chapter Downloads

66 Crossref Citations

153 Web of Science Citations

181 Dimensions Citations


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1. Recent Advances in the Chemical Recycling of Polymers (PP, PS, LDPE, HDPE, PVC, PC, Nylon, PMMA)

By Dimitris S. Achilias, Lefteris Andriotis, Ioannis A. Koutsidis, Dimitra A. Louka, Nikolaos P. Nianias, Panoraia Siafaka, Ioannis Tsagkalias and Georgia Tsintzou


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2. Recent Developments in the Chemical Recycling of PET

By Leian Bartolome, Muhammad Imran, Bong Gyoo Cho, Waheed A. Al-Masry and Do Hyun Kim


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3. Overview on Mechanical Recycling by Chain Extension of POSTC-PET Bottles

By Doina Dimonie, Radu Socoteanu, Simona Pop, Irina Fierascu, Radu Fierascu, Celina Petrea, Catalin Zaharia and Marius Petrache


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4. Poly(bisphenol A carbonate) Recycling: High Pressure Hydrolysis Can Be a Convenient Way

By Giulia Bozzano, Mario Dente and Renato Del Rosso


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5. PVB Sheet Recycling and Degradation

By Michael Tupý, Dagmar Měřínská and Věra Kašpárková


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6. Materials and Methods for the Chemical Catalytic Cracking of Plastic Waste

By Luis Noreña, Julia Aguilar, Violeta Mugica, Mirella Gutiérrez and Miguel Torres


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7. Pyrolysis of Waste Polystyrene and High-Density Polyethylene

By Kyong-Hwan Lee


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8. Recycling of Scrap Tires

By Ahmet Turer


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9. Waste Tire Pyrolysis Recycling with Steaming: Heat-Mass Balances & Engineering Solutions for By-Products Quality

By Uladzimir Kalitko


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10. Study on the Feasibility of Hazardous Waste Recycling: The Case of Pharmaceutical Packaging

By Vincenzo Gente and Floriana La Marca


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11. Recycling of the Hardwood Kraft Pulp

By Jarmila Geffertová and Anton Geffert


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12. Reuse of Waste Shells as a SO2/NOx Removal Sorbent

By Jong-Hyeon Jung, Jae-Jeong Lee, Gang-Woo Lee, Kyung-Seun Yoo and Byung-Hyun Shon


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13. Carbon Steel Slag as Cementitious Material for Self-Consolidating Concrete

By Yu-Chu Peng


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14. Possible Uses of Steelmaking Slag in Agriculture: An Overview

By Teresa Annunziata Branca and Valentina Colla


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15. From PET Waste to Novel Polyurethanes

By Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi and Mahsa Sayaf


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16. Valorization of Organic Wastes by Composting Process and Soil Amendment

By Hafedh Rigane and Khaled Medhioub


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