Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Title

Systems analysis for PET and olefin polymers in a circular economy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Volume

80

Journal

Procedia CIRP

First Page

602

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1016/j.procir.2019.01.072

Last Page

606

Abstract

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET #1) and polyolefin plastics such polyethylene (HDPE #2, LDPE #4) and polypropylene (PP #5) are major products from the chemical industry, and they comprise a significant fraction of municipal solid waste that ends up in landfills or as litter and marine debris. The reuse of these polymeric materials can be optimized through systems analysis with a view on materials flow analysis, techno-economics, environmental life cycle assessment, and consequential societal impacts. This contribution will present the overall research approach for this exploratory project within the DOE- and industry-funded REMADE Institute and end with a proposed systems analysis framework.

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