Developing strategies for polymer redesign and recycling using reaction pathway analysi
December 11-15, 2022
The current lack of sustainability of and the limited portfolio of recycling processes for synthetic polymers have posed serious threats to the environment. Approximately 90% of plastics are produced via fossil fuels, and over 150 million tonnes of plastics have been discarded in the ocean. Annual production of plastics is expected to reach over 1 billion tons in 2050, but the current manufacturing, consumption, and disposal schemes of fossil-based polymers follow an unsustainable framework. Using reaction pathway analysis, we are pursuing a portfolio of strategies for redesign and recycling of polymers for sustainability.
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Linda Broadbelt, "Developing strategies for polymer redesign and recycling using reaction pathway analysi" in "Polymer Reaction Engineering XI (2022)", Timothy McKenna, Université de Lyon, France; Claudia Sayer, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Joe Schork, Georgia Tech, USA; John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA; Jay Reimers, Exxonmobil Chemicals, USA; Jose Ramon Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain; Robin Hutchinson, Queen’s University, Canada; Brian Greenhalgh, Exxonmobil Chemicals, USA; Markus Busch, TU Darmstadt, Germany Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2022). https://dc.engconfintl.org/prexi/45