A review on catalytic pyrolysis of municipal plastic waste

Biakhmetov, B., Dostiyarov, A., Ok, Y. S. and You, S. (2023) A review on catalytic pyrolysis of municipal plastic waste. WIREs Energy and Environment, 12(6), e495. (doi: 10.1002/wene.495)

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Plastic pollution is a global issue that severely threatens the environment if not managed properly. Plastic waste is widely treated in unsustainable ways such as landfill and incineration that generally do not contribute to the circular economy or to the principles of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. Catalytic pyrolysis of plastic waste is considered an alternative solution with its potential of recovering fuels and chemicals from the plastic waste that is not recyclable. Here, we described for the first time the main steps required for running an operational pyrolysis plant from a whole system perspective. The recent advancement of plastic pyrolysis technologies is also described to guide the selection of relevant catalysts. The practical applications of products from the plastic pyrolysis are succinctly reviewed. This review will facilitate the development of the capacity to make better decisions upon the design and analysis of plastic pyrolysis processes and systems. This article is categorized under: Sustainable Energy > Bioenergy Climate and Environment > Circular Economy Emerging Technologies > Materials Sustainable Energy > Energy Efficiency

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Additional Information:Bauyrzhan Biakhmetov and Siming You would like to appreciate the financial support from Bolashak Scholarship Program. Siming You would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant (EP/V030515/1) and the Royal Society International Exchange Scheme (EC\NSFC\211175). Abay Dostiyarov has warmly recognized the financial support from the Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications. Yong Sik Ok was supported through a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT; no. 2021R1A2C2011734), and was partly supported by the OJEong Resilience Institute (OJERI) Research Grant from the OJERI, Korea University, Republic of Korea.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming and Biakhmetov, Bauyrzhan
Creator Roles:
Biakhmetov, B.Conceptualization, Data curation, Writing – original draft
You, S.Supervision, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Biakhmetov, B., Dostiyarov, A., Ok, Y. S., and You, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:WIREs Energy and Environment
ISSN (Online):2041-840X
Published Online:13 August 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in WIREs Energy and Environment 12(6):e495
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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309846Decentralised water technologiesWilliam SloanEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/V030515/1ENG - Infrastructure & Environment