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New Report on Recycling and Recovery of Nanomaterials

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Recycling Nanomaterials - Recovery, Life Cycle Analysis and Transforming Waste into High-Value Applications" report to their offering.

This report highlights recent academic research papers published in 2013 which could be of interest to companies interested in developing new technologies for the recycling of nanomaterials. The report also focuses on aspects of recovery, life cycle analysis and transforming waste into high-value applications which have appeared in 2013. A patent search was conducted to determine what research is being commercialised and what applications are being considered in industry. Experts were asked for their views on the commercial viability of recycling and recovery of nanomaterials.

It is reasonable to extrapolate that globally, many nano enable products are entering the marketplace, being bought and sold by companies and the general public and then, at the end of their use, these products need to be recycled. The question posed is whether there is scope to recover/recycle the nanomaterials embedded in these products and transforming waste into high-value applications giving some companies a new business opportunity and new income streams.

Can materials such as TiO2, ZnO, Ag, CNTs, Fe2O3 be recovered from products at the end of their useful life? Also, what about graphene and two-dimensional materials such as molybdenum disulfide and silicence? This is of particular interest as the Graphene Flagship - one of Europe's first ten-year, 1,000 million Euro flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies was recently launched.

Can waste be a valuable feedstock for future nanomaterial development?

  • In terms of Life Cycle and aging - what should be considered for Recycling and Recovery?
  • Is the recovery/recycling of nanomaterials and NPs from nanocomposites / waste commercially viable?
  • Can companies take advantage of this process for improving products and products?
  • What else should companies take into account when transforming waste into high-value applications?

Also, key government, legislative and trade organisations were asked for position statements on recycling/recovery.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction
  2. References
  3. Policy Statements
  4. Expert Views for Recycling and Recovery of Nanomaterials
  5. Project Coordinator of the SANOWORK Project
  6. General Description of Graphene
  7. References
  8. Expert Views for Recycling and Recovery of Graphene:
  9. Companies working in the field of Nanomaterial Recycling and Recovery
  10. Examples of Pyrolysis Companies
  11. Examples of Reverse Polymerization Companies
  12. Views from Waste Industry Experts
  13. Related European Projects
  14. Related NSF Projects
  15. Recycling and Recovery - Universities and or Institutes working in the field
  16. Interesting Finds - Universities and or Institutes working in the field
  17. Other References of Interest
  18. Interesting Finds For potential high-value applications - Universities and Institutes research
  19. Patents
  20. Conclusions
  21. Recommendations

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