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PhD Defence Arqam Anjum | Recovered carbon black from waste tire pyrolysis - Characteristics, performance, and valorisation

Recovered carbon black from waste tire pyrolysis - Characteristics, performance, and valorisation

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the PhD defence of Arqam Anjum will take place (partly) online.

The PhD defence can be followed by a live stream.

Arqam Anjum is a PhD student in the research group Elastomer Technology and Engineering (ETE). His supervisor is dr. W.K. Dierkes from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET).

This research is a collaborative project of the University of Twente, Continental Tires AG, and M2i Materials Innovation Institute. The objective of the present research is to re-use the carbon black in rubber compounds, which is recovered by pyrolysis of post-consumer passenger car tires. The thesis is focused on understanding the influence of pyrolysis parameters on recovered carbon black characteristics and their consequent effect on its in-rubber performance. A suitable after-treatment is also developed to further enhance its characteristics. Finally, the recovered carbon is used to partially substitute the fossil-based carbon black in rubber compounds.