Accession Number : ADA309440

Title :   New Chemical Concepts for Utilization of Waste Plastics,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Banks, M. E. ; Lusk, W. D. ; Ottinger, R. S.

PDF Url : ADA309440

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : In June 1968, TRW Systems Group, under contract to the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Bureau of Solid Waste Management, undertook a project to investigate analytically the use of waste plastic materials for the production of high-volume process chemicals. The objectives of the analysis were as follows: to identify waste plastic/coreactant reaction products with potential commercial value; to identify waste plastic/air combustion products that are potential air pollutants; to conceive of and provide technical and economic evaluations for chemical processes utilizing waste plastics as raw materials; and to identify potential R&D programs leading to the development of commercially viable chemical processes.

Descriptors :   *CHEMICALS, *WASTES, *SOLID WASTES, *PLASTICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS, AIR POLLUTION, PROCESSING, COMBUSTION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, VIABILITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, UTILIZATION, REACTANTS(CHEMISTRY).

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Plastics
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE