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Abstract Title: Advanced thermal analysis mass spectrometry in the context of petrochemicals and recycling
Abstract Type: Seminar
Session Choice: Analytical
Presenter Name: Dr Lukas Friederici
Company/Organisation: University of Rostock
Country: Germany

Abstract Information :

High-performance materials, such as specially designed polymers, composites and fibers, are of high importance to the modern society and can be found in a variety of products from consumer goods to industrial applications. In this respect, the production and recycling process of modern composite materials is of rising importance, in particular for larger infrastructure. Concerning climate change and the idea of a circular economy, waste incineration is not favoured, and efficient recycling strategies are needed. Pyrolysis is one of the most promising approaches for recycling solid plastic waste, generating a certain amount of solid residue besides liquid and gaseous products. Nonetheless, the recycling of fiber-reinforced plastics remains a challenge and the hyphenation of thermal analysis to advanced mass spectrometric techniques can help to overcome this aspect. Various polyethene/char samples and different real-world composite materials from a wind turbine rotor blade/ construction materials were investigated.