High Energy Chemistry

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 365–370 | Cite as

Radiation-Thermal Degradation of Waste Plastics

  • V. N. ChulkovEmail author
  • A. V. Bludenko
  • A. V. Ponomarev


The combination of dry distillation with irradiation with accelerated electrons can serve as a productive method for the conversion of waste plastics and their mixtures with cellulose wastes into liquid organic products. It was found that, on the combined distillation, plastics were mainly converted into soft wax and organic liquid. In turn, the lignocellulose fraction of mixed wastes was converted into furans (which can serve as raw materials for the subsequent synthesis of “green” plastics) and, in part, into phenolic inhibitors of reverse polymerization. The combined distillation is characterized by a lower yield of unsaturated and gaseous products, and it takes place at lower temperatures.


radiation-thermal decomposition municipal solid wastes waste plastics lignocellulose dry distillation 



This work was performed with the framework of state theme no. AAAA-A16-116121410087-6 using equipment of the Center for Shared Use of Instrumental Investigation Methods at the Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Chulkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Bludenko
    • 1
  • A. V. Ponomarev
    • 1
  1. 1.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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