Synthesis of Carbon Nano Rods from Plastic Waste (PP) Using MgO AS A Catalyst

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Amal Abbood et al.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8244-8102

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    In this research, CNRs have been synthesized using pyrolysis of plastic waste(pp) at 1000 ° C for one hour in a closed reactor made from stainless steel, using magnesium oxide (MgO) as a catalyst. The resultant carbon nano rods were purified and characterized using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The surface characteristics of carbon rods were observed with the Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The carbon was evenly spread and had the highest concentration from SEM-EDX characterization. The results of XRD and FESEM have shown that carbon Nano rods (CNRs) were present in Nano figures, synthesized at 1000 ° C and with pyrolysis temperature 400° C. One of the advantages of this method is that using one reactor for a short time and without any use of inert gas as opposed to previous researches which used two reactors.

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Abbood et al. A. Synthesis of Carbon Nano Rods from Plastic Waste (PP) Using MgO AS A Catalyst. BSJ [Internet]. 21Jun.2020 [cited 7Aug.2020];17(2(SI):0609. Available from: http://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/4197
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