Handbook of Plastics Recycling

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Francesco La Mantia, Francesco Paolo La Mantia
iSmithers Rapra Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Science - 442 pages
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Over the past 20 years recycling of plastics has increased dramatically. This is important not only from the environmental point of view (less landfill space is needed) but also from the economic point of view because recycling allows energy and materials to be reused. This book discusses some of the state-of-the-art techniques of recycling post-consumer plastic materials and focuses on mechanical recycling, chemical recycling and energy recovery. This book is intended for all those who are interested in recycling of post consumer plastic waste. Although, this book discusses technical aspects of recycling, the Authors have endeavoured to make this book easily understandable to anyone interested in the subject. This book enables the reader to gain a thorough grounding in all the subjects discussed and each chapter has a bibliography to allow follow up of subjects of interest. This book provides an invaluable resource for those already working in the field or for those just starting out in recycling.
  

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Contents

Fundamentals of Degradation and Stabilisation of Polymers
23
Additives
65
Methods of Pretreatment
89
Properties Reprocessing Behaviour of Recycled Plastics
127
VirginRecycled Homopolymer Blends
195
Upgrading of Recycled Plastics
221
Acknowledgements
241
Plastics Recycling Machinery
247
Applications for Recycled Plastics
267
Chemical Recycling
297
Energy Recovery from Plastic Materials
337
Abbreviations and Acronyms
411
Contributors
419
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