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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 701092, 7 pages
Research Article

Kinetics of Thermal Degradation of Recycled Polyvinyl Chloride Resin

1Materials Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Kufa University, Najaf 00964, Iraq
2Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor 81310, Malaysia

Received 18 August 2013; Revised 31 October 2013; Accepted 10 November 2013; Published 30 January 2014

Academic Editor: Dmitry Murzin

Copyright © 2014 I. M. Alwaan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The goal of this study is to find the effect of time and temperature on the thermal degradation of recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. The isothermal rate of reaction of recycled PVC resin was investigated at the following temperatures to: 100, 110, 120, 130, and 140°C at period of times ranging from 10 to 50 min. The result shows that the rate of reaction of recycled PVC increases with increasing temperatures. The reaction rate constant for temperatures ranging from 100 to 140°C was doubled from 0.028–0.056 mol·L−1·S−1. The process was found to be zero order reaction at all range of temperatures 100–140°C. The activation energy of the thermal weight loss was calculated at different temperatures . The average enthalpy and entropy of reaction at temperature of 298°K were determined.