Effect of marine ambient in the production of pollutants from the pyrolysis and combustion of a mixture of plastic materials

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dc.contributorResiduos, Energía, Medio Ambiente y Nanotecnología (REMAN)es_ES
dc.contributor.authorIñiguez, María Esperanza-
dc.contributor.authorConesa, Juan A.-
dc.contributor.authorSoler, Aurora-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Químicaes_ES
dc.identifier.citationMarine Pollution Bulletin. 2018, 130: 249-257. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.03.040es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1879-3363 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractA mixture of polyethylene (PE), polyethylene-terephtalate (PET), polypropylene (PP) and Nylon was submerged in marine water during 12 moths. The chlorine content of these plastics was measured through the passing time. Thermobalance was used to look for differences in the thermal decomposition of the plastics during in that time interval. Degradation of PET, PP and Nylon produced changes in the weight loss curve, but behaviour of PE is confusing. Pyrolysis and combustion at 850 °C was finally performed to get knowledge of the possible differences in the emission of main gases, volatiles and semivolatiles including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated benzenes (ClBzs), polychlorinated phenols (ClPhs), polybrominated phenols (BrPhs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs). Results show that the emission of chlorinated species is somewhat not affected by the chlorine content of the plastics mix. The production of PCBs and PCDD/Fs was very low, under 4 pg WHO-TEQ/g.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the CTQ2016-76608-R project from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (Spain) and the PROMETEOII/2014/007 project of the Valencian Community regional Government (Spain). The author M.E. Iñiguez also thanks the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (Spain) for a Ph.D. grant (contract grant number BES-2014-069473).es_ES
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier Ltd.es_ES
dc.subjectMarine wateres_ES
dc.subject.otherIngeniería Químicaes_ES
dc.titleEffect of marine ambient in the production of pollutants from the pyrolysis and combustion of a mixture of plastic materialses_ES
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