This authoritative reference work provides a comprehensive review of the management, recycling, and reuse of waste composites. These are issues which are of growing importance due to increasingly strict legislation and concerns about disposal of composites by landfill or incineration. The first part of Management, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Composites reviews the management of waste composites and part two discusses current technologies for recycling waste composites. A third group of chapters examines the quality and use of recycled materials. The final sections of the book outline future trends and case studies.
Part 1 Management of waste composites.
Technological barriers to recycling composites.
Life cycle analysis of composites.
Clean filament winding.
Contamination of waste composites.
Management of waste composites.
Part 2 Current technologies for recycling waste composites.
Feedstock recycling with energy recovery.
Catalytic transformation of waste polymeric composites.
Incineration with energy recovery.
Part 3 Quality and uses of recycled composite materials.
Quality and durability of recycled composite materials.
Additives to improve recyclates.
Uses for recycled composite materials.
Part 4 Future trends.
Fibre optic sensor for process and health monitoring of composites.
Part 5 Case studies.
Composite recycling in the aerospace industry.
Disposal of marine composites.
Automotive composite waste.
Gas and oil recovery by fluidized bed pyrolysis.
Re-manufacturing waste composites - Insights into reformulation, preparation and re-manufacture.
The future prospects for composite materials.