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2023 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

7. Recycling of the Main Plastics Used in Construction

Author : Luís Eduardo Pimentel Real

Published in: Recycled Materials for Construction Applications

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

This chapter refers to the recycling of the main plastics used in construction, namely polyvinyl chloride, polyurethane, polypropylene, polyethylene, plastic mixtures, and composites. Difficulties and constraints for each type of polymeric material are mentioned, indicating mitigation measures in worst cases.
Illustrative cases of success stories for each type of recycled polymer, of the types mentioned above, are indicated, including projects and initiatives of companies and manufacturers.
Finally, public relevant funded projects, programs, and research studies are mentioned.

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Footnotes
1
The designation “lactam” results from the combination of the words “lactone” + “amide” and is a cyclic amide.
 
2
Supercritical water is water that is above the critical point of 374.5 °C and 220 bars.
 
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Metadata
Title
Recycling of the Main Plastics Used in Construction
Author
Luís Eduardo Pimentel Real
Copyright Year
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14872-9_7