Our work was reported by the media

Our recent work on the deconstruction of high-density polyethylene into liquid hydrocarbon fuels and lubricants received extensive attention from the media.

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, which needs to be tackled imminently. Here, we reported a liquid-phase catalytic hydrogenolysis process that highly efficiently converted high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to jet/diesel fuel- and lubricant-range hydrocarbons under relatively mild conditions. Solvents profoundly affect the depolymerization reaction kinetics and product selectivity. This work provided a promising approach for selectively producing high-value products, such as jet fuel and lubricants, from waste PE and other polyolefin polymers.

Link: https://news.wsu.edu/2021/05/17/new-technology-converts-waste-plastics-jet-fuel-hour/




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