Frontiers in the Science and Technology of Polymer Recycling

  • Güneri Akovali
  • Carlos A. Bernardo
  • Jacob Leidner
  • Leszek A. Utracki
  • Marino Xanthos

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 351)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacob Leidner
      Pages 3-16
    3. M. J. Bevis
      Pages 41-55
    4. M. Xanthos, A. L. Bisio
      Pages 57-69
  3. Fundamental Issues Pertinent to Polymer Recycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. H. Herbst, K. Hoffmann, R. Pfaendner, H. Zweifel
      Pages 73-101
    3. Hans-Joachim Radusch, Jianmin Ding, Guneri Akovali
      Pages 153-189
  4. Reprocessing of Single Type Polymers

  5. Reprocessing of Mixture of Polymers

  6. Recovery of Chemicals and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Georg Menges
      Pages 389-406
    3. M. Xanthos, J. Leidner
      Pages 407-423
    4. M. Xanthos, S. H. Patel
      Pages 425-436
  7. The Way Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Hans-Joachim Radusch
      Pages 451-467
    3. Güneri Akovali, Carlos A. Bernardo, Jacob Leidner, Leszek A. Utracki, Marino Xanthos
      Pages 469-471
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 473-476

About this book


Polymers, main components of plastics and rubbers, are being discarded in increasing quantities. But this waste can also be considered as `plastic gold'. Public concern, coupled with the inherent value of the material, means that recycling is imperative. The present book presents a survey of current knowledge in the form of case studies, including current legal and educational issues. Topics covered also include regulation and practice in NATO countries, the economics of recycling, the reprocessing of single polymers and mixtures, and future prospects and strategies.
Audience: Vital reading for all polymer scientists, technicians and engineers.


Recycling energy plastics polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Güneri Akovali
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Bernardo
    • 2
  • Jacob Leidner
    • 3
  • Leszek A. Utracki
    • 4
  • Marino Xanthos
    • 5
  1. 1.Departments of Chem. and Polymer Sci .& TechnologyMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Polymer EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimaresPortugal
  3. 3.Polymer Tech.Ortec Corp.MissisaguaCanada
  4. 4.Industrial Materials InstituteNational Research Council of Canada (NRCC)BouchervilleCanada
  5. 5.Polymer Processing Institute at Stevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5074-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1626-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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