Converting plastic waste pyrolysis ash into flash graphene

  title={Converting plastic waste pyrolysis ash into flash graphene},
  author={Kevin M. Wyss and J L Beckham and Weiyin Chen and Duy Xuan Luong and Prabhas Hundi and Shivaranjan Raghuraman and Rouzbeh Shahsavari and James M. Tour},
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The Future of Flash Graphene for the Sustainable Management of Solid Waste.
The typical current municipal solid waste (MSW) management system as well as the potential for creating FG at various stages are described and a schematic plan for the incorporation of FG in MSW management is proposed.
Holey and Wrinkled Flash Graphene from Mixed Plastic Waste.
High surface area varieties of graphene have captured significant attention, allowing for improved performance in a variety of applications. However, there are challenges facing the use of graphene
Biogenic and Non-Biogenic Waste Utilization in the Synthesis of 2D Materials (Graphene, h-BN, g-C2N) and Their Applications
There is a significant amount of waste generated which creates a huge environmental issue for humanity/earth and a tremendous number of varieties of resources of a different kind are needed globally.
Strategic Approach Towards Plastic Waste Valorization: Challenges and Promising Chemical Upcycling Possibilities.
A comprehensive insight is provided on the promising chemical routes available for upcycling of the most widely used plastic and mixed plastic wastes to create high-value materials to compensate for the cost of production.


Graphene Based Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Nanocomposites Prepared by In Situ Green Reduction of Graphene Oxide by Ascorbic Acid: Influence of Graphene Content and Glycerol Plasticizer on Properties
This work demonstrates that the tailoring of PVA/GS nanocomposite properties is enabled by controlling GS and glycerol content, particularly those containing plasticizer, which could be potential carriers for transdermal drug delivery.
Optimization of pyrolysis conditions for char production from rice husks and its characterization as a precursor for production of activated carbon
Response surface methodology was employed to optimize pyrolysis conditions for production of char with maximum yield, fixed carbon content, and with minimum ash content from Uganda’s New Rice for
Gram-scale bottom-up flash graphene synthesis
Flash Joule heating of inexpensive carbon sources is used to produce gram-scale quantities of high-quality graphene in under a second, without the need for a furnace, solvents or reactive gases.
Uniaxial Drawing of Graphene-PVA Nanocomposites: Improvement in Mechanical Characteristics via Strain-Induced Exfoliation of Graphene
Drawing these composites up to 200 % strain, a significant improvement in mechanical properties is observed and alignment along with strain-induced de-aggregation of GNS within composites accounts well for the obtained results as confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) characterization.
Flash Graphene Morphologies.
Atomistic simulations reveal that generic thermal annealing yields predominantly wrinkled graphene which displays minimal to no alignment of graphitic planes, as opposed to the high-quality tFG that might be formed under the direct influence of current conducted through the material.
Poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites based on graphene and graphite oxide: a comparative investigation of property and mechanism
Polymer/graphene nanocomposites have generated intensive interest due to their unique properties. Dispersion and interface interactions between graphene and the polymer matrix are two key factors to