On Wednesday, December 8th 2021, Mr. Arqam Anjum has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Recovered carbon black from waste tire pyrolysis - characteristics, performance and valorisation".
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.