Plastic Waste – Conversion into Graphene

According to an October 29, 2020 Rice University news release university scientists have developed a process for the manufacture of flash graphene from post-consumer plastic which is “… mixed with carbon black and processed into turbostratic graphene via timed pulses of AC and DC electricity … The products are high-quality turbostratic graphene, a valuable and soluble substance that can be used to enhance electronics, composites, concrete and other materials … carbon oligomers, molecules that can be vented away from the graphene for use in other applications …” and hydrogen – The researchers are “… working to refine the flash graphene process for other materials, especially for food waste …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Graphene #RiceUniversity