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.