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Pyrolysis of polymers with radiofrequency heating

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Recently disposal of wastes is a key factor in many companies. Polymers and plastics are not biodegradable so dealing with them is difficult. Pyrolysis is one suitable option for them, but the energy required for it is not environmentally friendly. Radiofrequency heating is a greener and innovative technology which can produce the heating needed for the pyrolysis considering a magnetic material as the heating source. This material could be the own reactor or the catalyst support. The development of magnetic catalyst will be studied for optimisation of the whole process, so the heating released will be will be a great advantage for the whole energy balance. Different catalysts will be tested and the enhancement of catalyst considering the magnetic core or support will be a strong point in order to improve the efficiency of the process.

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