Solvent extraction as additional purification method for postconsumer plastic packaging waste

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    Abstract

    An existing solvent extraction process currently used to convert lightly polluted post-industrial packaging waste into high quality re-granulates was tested under laboratory conditions with highly polluted post-consumer packaging waste originating from municipal solid refuse waste. The objective was to study the technical feasibility of using this extraction technology and to study the quality of the produced cleaned plastic flakes. Two types of dirty plastic flakes from household waste were used; transparent to white flexible film flakes and PET-bottle flakes.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherWageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9789461730640
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameReport / Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
    PublisherWageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
    No.1261

    Keywords

    • packaging materials
    • wastes
    • waste utilization
    • plastics
    • extraction
    • solvents
    • recycling

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    Thoden van Velzen, E. U., & Jansen, M. (2011). Solvent extraction as additional purification method for postconsumer plastic packaging waste. (Report / Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research; No. 1261). Wageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research. https://edepot.wur.nl/189857