Plastic Waste – Catalytic Deconstruction into Hydrogen and High-Value Carbons

According to the abstract of a report published October 12, 2020 in the journal Nature Catalysis, researchers with the UK University of Oxford and others “… report a straightforward rapid method for the catalytic deconstruction of various plastic feedstocks into hydrogen and high-value carbons. We use microwaves together with abundant and inexpensive iron-based catalysts as microwave susceptors to initiate the catalytic deconstruction process … A high hydrogen yield … is achieved … The approach is demonstrated on widely used, real-world plastic waste. This proof-of-concept advance highlights the potential of plastic waste itself as a valuable energy feedstock for the production of hydrogen and high-value carbon materials …” – The web link to the abstract is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at