Project

Selective Catalytic Plastic Waste Conversion to Light Olefins

Duration
01 October 2021 → 31 October 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Heterogeneous catalysis
    • Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
    • Modelling, simulation and optimisation
Keywords
Heterogeneous catalysis Recycling Reaction modelling and optimization Machine Learning Automatic kinetic modelling
 
Project description

The recycling of plastics is a major challenge in moving to a circular economy. With the catalytic pyrolysis of plastic waste, it is the objective to recycle this waste stream to valuable light olefins. By modelling the reaction and the catalyst behaviour, new catalyst designs will be proposed. As a result, a higher yield of the desired chemicals is expected.