Design of Catalytic Solvolysis Process for Selectively Deconstructing Waste Plastics

This lecture will discuss the catalytic solvolysis processes that convert various plastics to value-added products such as monomers or hydrocarbon fuels and lubricants. Furthermore, a sequential catalytic solvolysis process, in which an individual polymer or classes of polymers in a plastic mixture is selectively deconstructed stage-by-stage, is designed. This novel process may enable chemical upcycling of comingled plastic wastes without laborious physical sorting.

Link: https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/institute-integrated-catalysis/events/towards-understanding-and-advancing-catalytic-chemistry-plastics-upcycling