depolymerization


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depolymerization

 [de″po-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.

depolymerization

/de·po·lym·er·iza·tion/ (de″po-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun) the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.

de·po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(dē-pol'i-mĕr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The dismantling of a polymer into individual monomers.
Synonym(s): depolymerisation.

depolymerization

the conversion of a compound into one of smaller molecular weight and different physical properties without changing the percentage relations of the elements composing it.
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At the end of the depolymerization reaction period, the reactor was cooled to room temperature.
The cellulose and main chain hemicellulose components may possibly be undergoing depolymerization (without disassociation).
Furthermore, in case of using different amines such as diethylenetriamine, triethy-lenetetramine, ethanolamine, and triethanolamine, depolymerization reactions of waste PET have been investigated before at atmospheric pressure (16), (25), (27).
Our DEPolymerization technology is a category-changing advancement allowing rubber and plastic manufacturers to create products that are more eco-friendly and cost-effective.
Mechanical mastication has a negative temperature coefficient because the shear forces decrease with rising temperature, whereas thermo-oxidative depolymerization becomes more intensive as the temperature rises.
is currently in the process of a developing a proprietary technology that utilizes a process known as catalytic depolymerization to produce diesel fuel and heating oil from various forms of recyclable waste materials, including waste oils, plastics and organics.
Thermal degradation studies of pol-y (alkyl methacrylate) shows that the poly (methyl methacrylate) gives almost quantitative amount of monomer by depolymerization, whereas poly (tert-butyl methacrylate) degrades almost completely by ester decomposition (39).
Research is being pursued in four categories related to exploring the opportunities for production of cellulosic biofuels -- feedstock development, biomass depolymerization, biofuels production, and the socio-economic impacts of cellulosic biofuels development.
Under the agreement, once Clyvia has developed working prototypes of its fractional depolymerization systems, Energy Recycling Systems will have the exclusive right to distribute these systems and peripheral products in the Exclusive Countries.
Chemical recycling processes can result in total depolymerization to the monomers or partial depolymerization to the oligomers (1).
Abstract #1754: Microtubule Depolymerization Activity of a Kip3 Kinesin: Results from a Novel High-throughput Microtubule Depolymerization Assay (Session #320, Microtubule Dynamics & Assembly II)
The hope is that Bureau Wiebes will be able to sell at least five Clyvia fractional depolymerization systems per year.