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Development of Sustainable Solvent and Its Thermodynamics Study for Polyolefin Polymer Recycling

Zakaria, Mohamad Hazwan (2014) Development of Sustainable Solvent and Its Thermodynamics Study for Polyolefin Polymer Recycling. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project is comprised of development of a sustainable solvent for polymer recycling process. The type of polymer used is waste polymer polyolefin. The procedure that is incorporated for recycling these polymers is called dissolution/ reprecipitation method. This procedure required dissolution of polyolefin in solvent and another non-solvent to reprecipitate the solvent. Solvent use in this study is a mixture of toluene and naphthalene at a certain ratio. Results showed that by using this solvent mixture, it can dissolve more polyolefin polymer at a low temperature. For Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and High Density Polyethylene (LDPE), the ratio of waste polymer to solvent is 1:20. For Polypropylene (PP), the ratio of waste polymer to solvent is 1:21. All polymers dissolve at temperature of 90 ⁰C.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 15:09
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:37
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/14111

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