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The production of activated carbon from scrap types


The scientific and technical objectives of this proposal concern the production of a widely used industrial product, namely the conversion of scrap rubber tyres to activated carbon, by an economically and environmentally viable pyrolysis process. Research is required to establish the conditions necessary to achieve the transformation and to characterise the properties of the activated carbon so obtained. Problems of feed preparation, of minimising pyrolysis and activation reactor residence times whilst retaining temperature uniformity, of achieving acceptable product quality on a repeatable basis, and of establishing the nature of secondary product streams are all addressed. To the SMEs involved it represents new market opportunities related to the processing of a waste life-expired product into a valued and marketable material.

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Abbey Car Breakers Partnership
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Wheatley Terrace Road
DA8 2AP Erith
United Kingdom

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