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Title: A review of the reclaiming of rubber waste and recent work on the recycling of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber waste
Authors: Ostad Movahed, Saeed
Ansarifar, Ali
Estagy, Sara
Keywords: Ethylene-propylene diene rubber
Devulcanization kinetics
Devulcanization techniques
Revulcanization kinetics
Revulcanization techniques
Chain scission
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © American Chemical Society
Citation: OSTAD MOVAHED, S., ANSARIFAR, A. and ESTAGY, S., 2016. A review of the reclaiming of rubber waste and recent work on the recycling of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber waste. Journal of Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 89(1), pp. 54-78.
Abstract: Rubbers do not decompose easily and therefore disposal of rubber waste is a serious environmental concern. Raw material costs, diminishing natural resources, and the growing awareness of environmental issues and sustainability have made rubber recycling a major area of concern. Reclaiming and recycling rubber waste is a major scientific and technological challenge facing rubber scientists today. This paper reviews a number of important areas related to the reclaiming, characterizing, testing and recycling of rubber waste. These include: chemical and microbial devulcanization with particular emphasis on main chain scission and kinetics of chemical devulcanization reactions; the cutting-edge techniques for reclaiming devulcanized rubber waste by the action of large shearing forces, heat and chemical agents: and analytical techniques and methods for characterizing composition and testing of devulcanized rubber waste, respectively. In addition, some aspects of the recycling of devulcanized ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) waste will be reported. EPDM is used extensively in automotive components world-wide and recycling the rubber at the end of its useful service life is of major importance to manufacturers of automotive components.
Description: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Rubber Chemistry and Technology, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.5254/rct.15.84850.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.5254/rct.15.84850
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21474
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5254/rct.15.84850
ISSN: 0035-9475
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