Utilization of Plastic Waste: Processing, Technology, and Applications compiles the latest advances in the utilization of plastic waste, explaining the processing methods and technology behind a range of applications. Chapters cover the types of solid waste, the sources of plastic waste, mechanical and chemical recycling possibilities, key principles, strategies and policies for plastic waste management, treatment methods, the steps involved in the recycling and re-utilization of plastic waste, specific uses for waste plastic, and future directions for these innovative technologies. This is an essential source of information for waste management and recycling professionals, engineers, manufacturers, scientists and R&D professionals in the plastics industry.
In addition, government officials, regulators, NGOs, researchers, and graduate and postgraduate students across plastics engineering, waste management, sustainability, packaging, polymer science, chemical engineering, processing technology, and environmental science will find this to be a comprehensive resource.
- Presents novel methods for the treatment and processing of plastic waste
- Demystifies the utilization of plastic waste for composite tiles, conversion to fuels, road construction and carbon nanotubes
- Considers the potential implementation of developing technologies, supporting further innovation and increased re-use of plastic waste
2. Treatment of Plastic Waste
3. Fabrication of Waste Plastic composite tiles
4. Conversion of Waste Plastic to Fuel
5. Utilization of Waste Plastic in roads designing
6. Remediation of Waste plastic into Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
7. Future scope and Directions
S.K. Dhawan is Emeritus Scientist working at the CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering, and is a Professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). Dr. Dhawan has published more than 160 papers in international journals, written 11 book chapters, and co-authored 1 published book, as well as holding 16 patents. He has received several awards for his work, including the DST-Lockheed Martin Innovation Award in 2014, and the ASDF Global Award in 2015, and has successfully supervised over 20 Ph.D. students and over 70 M. Tech. students. Dr. Dhawan has successfully completed a number of industry sponsored and government research projects, and was involved in the development of technology for the re-use of plastic waste in tiles which has now been transferred to industry. Dr. Dhawan's current research activities are focused on conducting polymers and EMI shielding applications, smart self-healing coatings, and waste plastic management.
Ridham Dhawan is a Researcher specialising in waste plastic management for structural design and antistatic applications. She joined the National Physical Laboratory in 2015, and has 2 patents and 10 papers published or presented internationally. In 2017, she received the Aryabhatta Sammana Award for her work on the utilization of plastic waste for societal usage.