Recovering waste plastics using shape-selective nano-scale reactors as catalysts

Zheng Zhang, Kinga Gora-marek, Jonathan S. Watson, Jinsen Tian, Matthew R. Ryder, Karolina A. Tarach, Lidia López-pérez, Joaquin Martínez-triguero, Ignacio Melián-cabrera

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Waste plastic composed of low-density polyethylene can be converted into a potential new fuel source. This research describes a new nano-scale catalyst with well-defined and uniform surface openings. This material, called Al-SBA-15, is shape-selective, so it uses only one step to generate a gasoline-type product that requires less additional processing compared to that produced by previous catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalNature Sustainability
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019


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