Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics to High Value-Added Products via Pyrolysis: Current Trends, Future Perspectives, and Techno-Feasibility Analysis

Ijaz Hussain*, Abdullah Aitani, Zuhair Malaibari*, Hassan Alasiri, Muhammad Naseem Akhtar, Obaid Fahad Aldosari, Shakeel Ahmed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Chemical upcycling of waste plastics into high-value-added products is one of the most effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally beneficial solutions. Many studies have been published over the past few years on the topic of recycling plastics into usable materials through a process called catalytic pyrolysis. There is a significant research gap that must be bridged in order to use catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics to produce high-value products. This review focuses on the enhanced catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics to produce jet fuel, diesel oil, lubricants, aromatic compounds, syngas, and other gases. Moreover, the reaction mechanism, a brief and critical comparison of different catalytic pyrolysis studies, as well as the techno-feasibility analysis of waste plastic pyrolysis and the proposed catalytic plastic pyrolysis setup for commercialization is also covered.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202200294
JournalChemical Record
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

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© 2023 The Chemical Society of Japan & Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Keywords

  • Chemical upcycling
  • Plastic waste management
  • Techno-feasible analysis, Pyrolysis
  • Value-added products
  • Waste plastics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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