[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100035]
Researchers Prof Dongke Zhang; Prof Yinong Liu; Prof Shaobin Wang; A/Prof Hong Yang; A/Prof Jianglong Yu
Brief description This project aims to develop an innovative and integrated thermochemical process for use of spent tyres. Australia disposes of more than 400,000 tonnes of spent tyres per annum in landfills, stockpiles and random dumping, incurring significant environmental hazards, serious health risks and wastage of resources. This research is expected to result in new knowledge of the thermal behaviour of rubber and new techniques to identify, extract and use high value carbon materials and chemicals from thermochemical processing of spent tyres. The research outcomes are expected to provide a technological foundation for an emerging industry for environmentally responsible and economically self-sustaining use of spent tyres.
Funding Amount $750,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects