The chemical recycling of polycarbonates using supercritical water

Mai Kitahara, Akimichi Oda, Tetsuo Ban, Mitsumasa Osada, Masaru Watanabe, Kiwamu Sue, Kunio Arai

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Chemical recycling of waste plastics has been getting greater attention in recent years. We investigated the decomposition of polycarbonate (PC) using supercritical water to obtain bis-phenol A (BPA), raw material of polycarbonate, focusing on its significant variation of solvent properties. In addition, the decomposition of PC/ABS (polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) alloy compound was also carried out to obtain bis-phenol A selectively from that alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


  • Bis-phenol A
  • Polycarbonates
  • Recycling
  • Supercritical water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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