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Title: Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts

Abstract

We report that waste plastic composed of low-density polyethylene can be converted into a potential new fuel source. This research describes a new nano-scale catalyst with well-defined and uniform surface openings. This material, called Al-SBA-15, is shape-selective, so it uses only one step to generate a gasoline-type product that requires less additional processing compared to that produced by previous catalysts.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [2];  [6]; ORCiD logo [7]; ORCiD logo [8]
  1. University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  2. Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)
  3. Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)
  4. Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  6. University of Groningen (The Netherlands); Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City (Mexico)
  7. Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
  8. University of Groningen (The Netherlands); Aston University, Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1490582
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Sustainability
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2398-9629
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Zhang, Zheng, Gora-Marek, Kinga, Watson, Jonathan S., Tian, Jinsen, Ryder, Matthew R., Tarach, Karolina A., López-Pérez, Lidia, Martínez-Triguero, Joaquin, and Melián-Cabrera, Ignacio. Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0195-9.
Zhang, Zheng, Gora-Marek, Kinga, Watson, Jonathan S., Tian, Jinsen, Ryder, Matthew R., Tarach, Karolina A., López-Pérez, Lidia, Martínez-Triguero, Joaquin, & Melián-Cabrera, Ignacio. Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts. United States. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0195-9.
Zhang, Zheng, Gora-Marek, Kinga, Watson, Jonathan S., Tian, Jinsen, Ryder, Matthew R., Tarach, Karolina A., López-Pérez, Lidia, Martínez-Triguero, Joaquin, and Melián-Cabrera, Ignacio. Thu . "Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts". United States. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0195-9.
@article{osti_1490582,
title = {Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts},
author = {Zhang, Zheng and Gora-Marek, Kinga and Watson, Jonathan S. and Tian, Jinsen and Ryder, Matthew R. and Tarach, Karolina A. and López-Pérez, Lidia and Martínez-Triguero, Joaquin and Melián-Cabrera, Ignacio},
abstractNote = {We report that waste plastic composed of low-density polyethylene can be converted into a potential new fuel source. This research describes a new nano-scale catalyst with well-defined and uniform surface openings. This material, called Al-SBA-15, is shape-selective, so it uses only one step to generate a gasoline-type product that requires less additional processing compared to that produced by previous catalysts.},
doi = {10.1038/s41893-018-0195-9},
journal = {Nature Sustainability},
issn = {2398-9629},
number = 1,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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