Life cycle assessment of a steam thermolysis process to recover carbon fibers from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer waste

Published on Sep 1, 2018in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment4.307
· DOI :10.1007/S11367-017-1416-6
Andréa Oliveira Nunes6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Toulouse),
Luciano Rodrigues Viana1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Toulouse)
+ 4 AuthorsY. Soudais (University of Toulouse)
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Purpose Carbon fibers have been widely used in composite materials, such as carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). Therefore, a considerable amount of CFRP waste has been generated. Different recycling technologies have been proposed to treat the CFRP waste and recover carbon fibers for reuse in other applications. This study aims to perform a life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental impacts of recycling carbon fibers from CFRP waste by steam thermolysis, which is a recycling process developed in France.
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