Catalytic pyrolysis of polystyrene and polyethylene terephthalate over Al-MSU-F

Daejun Oh, Hyung Won Lee, Young Min Kim, Young Kwon Park

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Catalytic pyrolysis (CP) of waste plastic film over mesoporous catalyst, Al-MSU-F, was investigated using polystyrene (PS) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as the model plastic resins. Thermogravimetric analysis of PS and PET indicated that their decomposition temperatures were shifted to the much lower temperature owing to the high diffusion ability of reactant into mesopore of Al-MSU-F. Py-GC/MS analysis for the CP of PS and PET revealed that the large amount of aromatics can be obtained by the use of Al-MSU-F and it was further increased by using the higher catalyst/polymer ratio. CP products of PET over Al-MSU-F showed the high selectivity to mono aromatic hydrocarbons. Meanwhile, those of PS revealed the high selectivity to poly aromatics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2018
Event4th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials, HEREM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 13 Jun 201814 Jun 2018


  • Al-MSU-F
  • Catalytic pyrolysis
  • PET
  • PS
  • Waste plastic films


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