London South Bank University (LSBU) team is working as part of the ISOPREP Consortium to develop a novel solvent-based recycling process that would recover polypropylene (PP) from waste carpet. Understanding the properties of recycled PP is critical for process optimization and product information. LSBU conducts detailed analysis of recycled PP using state-of-the-art characterisation techniques, providing characteristics of the recycled plastic as well as the innovative solvent used by ISOPREP, delivering efficient recycling of PP from plastic feedstock waste. This assists ISOPREP in optimizing the final details for the pilot-scale plant, which will begin operation in 2022.
LSBU has more than 125 years history in engineering. The LSBU’s multidisciplinary team can conduct fundamental research and development in the area of innovative polymer recycling technologies with cutting-edge functional materials thanks to this heritage, which serves as a rock-solid foundation.
LSBU’s ISOPREP Team (from left to right): Dr Suela Kellici, Mr Heider Salazar, Dr Ioan-Alexandru Baragau and Dr Zhen Lu