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Title: Method for the addition of vulcanized waste rubber to virgin rubber products

Abstract

The invention is a method of using enzymes from thiophyllic microbes for selectively breaking the sulfur rubber cross-link bonds in vulcanized rubber. The process is halted at the sulfoxide or sulfone step so that a devulcanized layer is reactive with virgin rubber. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
434162
Patent Number(s):
5,597,851
Application Number:
PAN: 8-528,076
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Jan 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RUBBERS; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; VULCANIZATION; ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS; RECYCLING; NATURAL RUBBER

Citation Formats

Romine, R A, and Snowden-Swan, L J. Method for the addition of vulcanized waste rubber to virgin rubber products. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Romine, R A, & Snowden-Swan, L J. Method for the addition of vulcanized waste rubber to virgin rubber products. United States.
Romine, R A, and Snowden-Swan, L J. Tue . "Method for the addition of vulcanized waste rubber to virgin rubber products". United States.
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