Pyrolysis of plastic wastes as a way of obtaining valuable chemical raw materials (n1)

Document Type : Review Article


Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland


This article presents a mini-review of the literature on the laboratory scale pyrolysis of selected plastic waste. Among the various types of polymer materials polyolefins (PE and PP), as well as polystyrene (PS), polyoxymethylene (POM), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), were selected. The paper highlights valuable compounds and chemical raw materials can be obtained by pyrolyzing the waste polymers.


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  • Receive Date: 08 February 2021
  • Revise Date: 31 March 2021
  • Accept Date: 14 March 2021
  • First Publish Date: 14 March 2021