Recycled Polymers: Properties and Applications, Volume 2 by Vijay Kumar ThakurRecycled Polymers: Properties and Applications, Volume 2 by Vijay Kumar Thakur

Recycled Polymers: Properties and Applications, Volume 2

byVijay Kumar Thakur

Paperback | May 22, 2015

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Polymers constitute a separate area of environmental issues. Due to the generation of excessive amounts of polymer wastes by industries and householders, the world has been confronted by a serious crisis. Furthermore, due to rising environmental awareness, and economical and petroleum concerns, an increasing attempt has been made to cope with polymer waste over the last few years. The traditional methods used to dispose of polymer waste, such as the combustion of polymer wastes or burying underground, exert a negative influence on the environment.

From existing studies, it seems that the recycling process is one of the best techniques to treat waste polymer products. The recycling of polymers through advanced techniques is an important topic which is driven by both commercial and environmental influences. Several new techniques have been developed along with the means of reusing recycled polymers. Some of the commercially important technological processes for the recycling of waste polymers include mechanical recycling, chemical or feedstock recycling and energy recovery. Keeping in mind the advantages of recycled polymers, this book gives an overview of the properties and processing of different kinds of recycled polymers along with their composites for a range of applications. This book is unique in the sense that it deals exclusively with the properties and processing of different recycled polymers, which are otherwise considered as waste.

The book is the outcome of untiring efforts of researchers from different parts of the world with extensive research experience in the field of recycled polymers across different disciplines. Some of the main features are:

  • Presents state-of-the-art recycled polymers from different resources
  • Includes contributions from world-renowned experts on recycled polymers
  • Discusses the properties and durability of recycled polymer-based materials
  • Highlights new frontiers in the properties and applications of recycled polymers
  • Focuses on recyclability and up-to-date progress on recycled polymers
  • Presents the effect of different parameters on the properties of recycled polymers
  • Solutions for widespread application are recommended
  • Current problems, recent developments and applications are discussed
Title:Recycled Polymers: Properties and Applications, Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.67 inPublished:May 22, 2015Publisher:Smithers Rapra TechnologyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910242292

ISBN - 13:9781910242292


Table of Contents

1-Properties and Applications of Recycled Polymers: An Introduction; 2-Recycled Polymers: Overview of their Reuse in Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites; 3-Recycled Polymers: Properties and Applications; 4-A Study on the Creep Model of Polymer Concrete using RecycledPolyester Resin; 5-Current Applications of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate; 6-Optical Properties of Polyolefins upon Recycling; 7-Enzymatic Degradation as a Method of Polymer Recycling: Limitations and Perspectives; 8-Methods of Plastic Waste Management for the Conversion of Waste Plastics into Fuel; 9-Advanced Method for the Application of Recycled Polymers: Functionalisation of Recycled Polymers; 10-Synthetic Binders from Recycled Polymers as a New Resource