Dimitris Achilias

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dimitris Achilias occupies the position of Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Technology at the Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained his Diploma and Doctorate Degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, AUTh. He has more than 130 publications in scientific journals which have received more than 5000 citations with h-index=40. He has served as an editor in 2 Books, concerning recycling, published by InTech and as guest editor in a special issue of Polymers, MDPI. He has participated in the writing of 4 educational books and 8 chapters in international scientific books. He has supervised 6 Ph.D, more than 65 graduate and 45 post-graduate theses. He also serves as a reviewer in several scientific journals. His current interests include the thermo-chemical recycling of polymers, polymerization kinetics, thermal degradation and crystallization kinetics of polymers.

2books edited

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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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