Plastic Recycling: The Art of Separation of Plastics by Floatation Method
Different plastics and how they are recycled with be presented. To depict an important aspect of recycling, different plastic materials will be taken and subjected to separation by a simple density-based method. The most widely used plastics, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polystyrene (PS), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) will be taken and daily used examples of each will be shown. Students will be amazed to apply the concept of density, using simple materials available in-house, to solve real-world problems.
- Subhaprad Ash, Graduate student, Chemistry, MSU
Ages: Elementary school age, Middle school age, High school age, Over 21 years only
- Energy and Environment
Time and Location
4/1/2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: STEM Teaching and Learning Facility Room 3202