Flashing plastic ash completes recycling -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Flashing plastic ash completes recycling


Image: black spot on white ground; Copyright: Tour Group/Rice University

Rice University chemists turned otherwise-worthless pyrolyzed ash from plastic recycling into graphene through a Joule heating process. The graphene could be used to strengthen concrete and toughen plastics used in medicine, energy and packaging applications.

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Image: plastic granulate in various colours; Copyright: PantherMedia / Oliver Cramm