Comparison of Various Plastics Wastes Using X-ray Fluorescence
American Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 24-27
Received: Mar. 14, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 1, 2017; Published: Apr. 24, 2017
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Faten Adel Ismael Chaqmaqchee, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Koy Sanjaq, Iraq
Amera Ghareeb Baker, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Koy Sanjaq, Iraq
Najeba Farhad Salih, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Koy Sanjaq, Iraq
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Plastics production is increased recently due to their various applications such as construction, electronic, packaging and others. The rising in plastics demand lead to developed of recycling and energy recovery method to control plastic wastes. Recycling process is needs to be arranged according to resins, colors and transparency of all plastics. Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) was developed for the determination of the chemical composition in different plastics materials (with resin identification code) of PETE (1) or PET (01), HDPE (2) or PE-HD (02), V (3) or PVC (03), LDPE (4) or PE-LD, PP (5) or PP (06), PS (6) or PS (06) and Others (7) or O (07). XRF was measured elements such as Si, S, Cl, Fr, Ca, Ti, V, Fe, Cu, Zn, As, Kr, Zr, Nb, Mo and Nb in both kα and kβ lines, where PP with high percentage in both PET and PVC plastics, which is highly hazardous. In addition, chemical compositions in percentages were detected for various plastics materials.
Plastics, XRF, Energy, Quantitative Analysis, Elements
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Faten Adel Ismael Chaqmaqchee, Amera Ghareeb Baker, Najeba Farhad Salih, Comparison of Various Plastics Wastes Using X-ray Fluorescence, American Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 24-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmsp.20170202.12
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