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October 2, 2019

Purdue professors look to transform plastics: BTN LiveBIG

Only nine percent of the world’s 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste has ever been recycled, according to a 2017 study in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. At the current rate, the amount of plastic in landfills will reach 12 billion metric tons by 2050.
February 6, 2019

Chemical Engineering research to turn plastic waste into clean fuels

The United Nations estimates that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items.
July 17, 2018

Purdue University researchers receive $105,000 in funding to advance innovation commercialization

Four Purdue University researchers have received a total of $105,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies, which range from detecting minute cracks in infrastructure to creating cool pads for hogs. Linda Wang, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering, received $25,000 for “New Technologies for Converting Polyolefin Plastic Waste into Pristine Polymers or Clean Fuels" to convert plastic waste into clean fuel or other useful products.
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