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From Devulcanization to Revulcanization: Challenges in Getting Recycled Tire Rubber for Technical Applications

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de Sousa, Fabiula D. B. [1, 2] ; Zanchet, Aline [3] ; Scuracchio, Carlos H. [4]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Pelotas, Technol Dev Ctr, Rua Gomes Carneiro 1, BR-96010610 Pelotas, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Engn Modeling & Appl Social Sci, Ave Estados 5001, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[3] IMED, Polytech Sch Civil Engn, Rua Senador Pinheiro 304, BR-99070220 Passo Fundo, RS - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Mat Engn Dept, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING; v. 7, n. 9, p. 8755-8765, MAY 6 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 5

For a sustainable development, recycling is a very important step, which, beyond saving the use of natural resources, can also be a solution for low-income families, providing them earnings. Recycling is also considered a category of green chemistry and contributes to the reduction of pollution, bringing the improvement to the public health. However, recycling of a material trying to contribute to the environment will not bring positive results if the final properties of the recycled material do not point to an application that is viable. In this sense, the aim of this work is to present a comprehensive study of the revulcanized ground tire rubber samples, previously devulcanized by the action of the microwaves under different exposure times. It is extremely important to know in depth the modifications that occurred in the recycled material during all the stages of the recycling process to which the material was subjected, in order to select the ideal application for the recycled material. The obtained results pointed out to modifications as a result of the revulcanization process, such as in the chemical structure, composition, thermal stability, and morphology. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/15799-6 - Study and characterization of the blends and nanocomposites with recycled rubber
Grantee:Carlos Henrique Scuracchio
Support type: Regular Research Grants