Dimitris S. Achilias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Dimitris S. Achilias is Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He completed his BSc and Ph.D. in the Chemical Engineering Department, AUTH, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. His research on polymer thermo-chemical recycling, synthesis of polymer nanocomposites, and polymerization/degradation kinetics has resulted in the publication of more than 170 research papers. Dr. Achilias has edited two books on recycling and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Polymers. He has participated in several research projects and holds three patents.

Dimitris S. Achilias

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This book highlights current challenges and developments in waste material recycling in the framework of a circular economy. The increase in the standard of living has resulted in the large consumption of several materials, mainly polymers. Therefore the problem of waste recycling, specifically polymer recycling, in an environmentally friendly way is more urgent than ever. Nowadays, more specialized recycling methods are required to manage a wide variety of wastes. Over fourteen chapters in three sections, this book addresses such topics as chemical recycling techniques, recycling of polyethylene, denim production and recycling, valorization of waste materials, urban mining, the circular economy, and much more.

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