low-density polyethylene

Plastic bags upcycled into carbon nanotubes

By / December 15, 2009

A chemist has created an ‘upcycling’ method of turning the disposable plastic bags into carbon nanotubes. The research is published in The Journal of Environmental Monitoring. Vilas Ganpat Pol at Argonne National Lab developed the bag-to-nanotube technique and converts high or low-density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE) into valuable multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes have even…

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