26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Chemical Methods for the Upcycling of Waste Plastics

Symposium Organizers: James Dorman, Associate Professor, LSU, and Francisco Hung, Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Over the past few years there have been significant advances in the breakdown of plastic waste into commercial materials without cracking/pyrolysis processing. This session will focus on the upcycling of waste plastics for the production of value-added products. Specifically, this session will focus on a comparison between traditional (thermal) and non-traditional (mechanical, electrochemical, electromagnetic, etc.) routes to depolymerize waste plastics. Additionally, this session will include theoretical aspects with highlight polymer degradation mechanisms and the polymer-catalyst dynamics.

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