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Revulcanization Kinetics of Waste Tire Rubber Devulcanized by Microwaves: Challenges in Getting Recycled Tire Rubber for Technical Application

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Bastos de Sousa, Fabiula Danielli [1, 2] ; Zanchet, Aline [3] ; Ornaghi Junior, Heitor Luiz [4] ; Ornaghi, Felipe Gustavo [5]
Total Authors: 4
[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 Estadual Julio de Mesquita Filho UNESP, Fatigue & Aeronaut Mat Res Grp, Rua Dr Ariberto Pereira Cunha 333, BR-12516410 Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Inst Chem IQ, Postgrad Program Mat Sci PGCIMAT, Av Bento Goncalves 9500, BR-91501970 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING; v. 7, n. 18, p. 15413-15426, SEP 16 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Recycling is a process toward sustainable development. However, it does not do any good to recycle a material trying to contribute to the environment, if the final properties of the recycled material do not point to a feasible application. In this sense, the purpose of the present study is to evaluate the kinetics parameters of the revulcanization reaction of ground tire rubber (GTR) devulcanized by microwaves using rheological (ODR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) methods. For ODR, torque versus time curves was obtained at 160, 170, 180, 190, and 200 degrees C and simulated. In general, occurred a decrease in activation energy values upon microwaves exposure time but all the samples showed an autocatalytic model from simulation curves. For DSC, three different models were used: Kissinger, Ozawa, and Flynn-Wall-Ozawa. All of the methods showed a trend to decrease the activation energy by microwave exposure time as noticed in the rheological curves. Among the reasons, the carbon black and the viscosity of the system are the main contributors; the former by radiation tends to oxidize and facilitates the degradation process, and the latter achieves more facility to chain mobility, reducing the activation energy. (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