Chemical Recycling of Electronic-Waste for Clean Fuel Production

  • Jayaseelan Arun
  • Kannappan Panchamoorthy GopinathEmail author
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 33)


Electronic-waste was the main waste stream raising concern to the researchers globally. Improper recycling and disposal techniques resulted in solemn effects on the atmosphere and public well-being. This chapter explains the systematic methods used for management of Electronic-waste. Electronic-waste managing would be an ideal start-up business platform toward energy production and metal recovery. The recycling pathways are designed by considering the current industrial reality and design strategies. Chemical recycling is a compilation of pyrolysis, catalytic cracking/upgrading, gasification, and chemolysis methods. Pyrolyzing of Electronic-waste prior to catalytic cracking method yielded high-quality oil. This oil can be further upgraded into clean fuels. Integrated process (pyrolysis and catalytic upgrading) results in considerable financial and ecological benefits during processing Electronic-waste into clean fuels.


Electronic-waste chemical recycling Clean fuel Energy Valuable chemical Plastics Hydrothermal Gasification Combustion Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayaseelan Arun
    • 1
  • Kannappan Panchamoorthy Gopinath
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringKalavakkamIndia

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