Project Details

Development of a Green and Sustainable Method to C-H Activate Inert Plastic Wastes into Useful Resources (EdUHK/Departmental Research Fund)

The great demand for synthetic plastics and the ineffective recycling of plastic waste threaten our environment at a time when fossil fuels are gradually running out. The development of an economically viable C–H activation system for alkanes remains a major unsolved problem in this millennium. In this study, we will develop new high-valent metal-oxo catalysts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds of PE, PP, PS, and PVC by solid green oxidants.

Commencement Date : 2019/11
Completion Date : 2021/10
Chief Investigator(s) : Prof CHOW, Cheuk Fai Stephen 周卓輝 [RDO,SES]
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 [SES]
Dr MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 [SES]
Dr LI, Wai Chin 李偉展 [SES]
Professor David Hui Chi Wai *
Dr Zhang Lin *

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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