A new technology for transforming plastic is being patented at TSU
Yana Dubkova, a TSU young scientist, is finishing her project “Development of a Technology for Processing Plastic into High-Tech Titanium Carbide Powders” and is preparing to patent this technology. Thanks to the synthesis method proposed, powder compounds of carbon and metal are obtained from plastic that have a wide range of applications - from heat pipes to nuclear power.
- From the granules obtained after such processing, only those plastic products from which they were obtained can be produced. Consequently, there is a need for fundamentally new technologies that allow processing plastic waste without separation and without the need for cleaning from contamination, and then adapting this technology to the requirements of modern industry, - explained Yana Dubkova, a staff member of the TSU Laboratory of Nanotechnology of Metallurgy.
The scientific project implemented by Yana Dubkova is to process a mixture of various types of plastic without separating it by color or cleaning it from impurities. The main task, in this case, is not just processing, but the use of this process to obtain high-tech compounds that are widely used in various industries, including powder metallurgy.