Microwave absorption characteristics of tire

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering


The recycling of waste tires has been a big environmental problem. About 280 million waste tires are produced annually in the United States and more than 2 billion tires are stockpiled, which cause fire hazards and health issues. Tire rubbers are insoluble elastic high polymer materials. They are not biodegradable and may take hundreds of years to decompose in the natural environment. Microwave irradiation can be a thermal processing method for the decomposition of tire rubbers. In this study, the microwave absorption properties of waste tire at various temperatures are characterized to determine the conditions favorable for the microwave heating of waste tires.

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Copyright © 2015 by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. All rights reserved. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119093404.ch29

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TMS Annual Meeting