Possibilities of splitting waste cross-linked polyethylene into a mixture of hydrocarbons: technological verification of the heat treatment method


Grant No.:

TP01010055, Geophysics, geotechnics, geomaterials, geothermal energy for practice (4GEO), Programme GAMA 2

Grant Agency:

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Resolved in:

2020 - 2022

Principal investigator:

Doc. Pavel Straka
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


Team member:
Ing. Olga Bičáková, Ph.D.
Mgr. Nikoleta Čimová
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


Subproject 2-06 is focused on the practical verification of the newly developed method of processing of waste cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) into the products with high-utility value (oils and high-calorific gas), which will allow efficient use of this waste plastic, which must no longer be disposed by incineration. The results of the solution can be further used for the processing of other problematic plastics or plastic mixtures.