Pyrolysis of polypropylene over mesoporous MCM-48 material

Hyun Ju Park, Jin Heong Yim, Jong Ki Jeon, Ji Man Kim, Kyung Seun Yoo, Young Kwon Park

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The catalytic performance of mesoporous MCM-48 materials in the degradation of polypropylene (PP) was evaluated using a thermogravimetric analyzer and batch reactor. The activation energy of PP degradation was significantly lowered by the addition of Al-MCM-48. The catalytic conversion was also higher over Al-MCM-48 than over Si-MCM-48. Al-MCM-48 mainly generated C7-C10 hydrocarbons, while Si-MCM-48 exhibited a relatively broader distribution of oil products (C7-C14). Al-MCM-48 showed high catalytic stability for the PP degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1128
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - May 2008


  • A. Polymers
  • C. Thermogravimetric analysis


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