Recovered carbon black from waste tire pyrolysis: Characteristics, performance, and valorisation

Arqam Anjum

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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This research is a collaborative project of the University of Twente, Continental Tires AG, and M2i Materials Innovation Institute. The objective of the present research is to re-use the carbon black in rubber compounds, which is recovered by pyrolysis of post-consumer passenger car tires. The thesis is focused on understanding the influence of pyrolysis parameters on recovered carbon black characteristics and their consequent effect on its in-rubber performance. A suitable after-treatment is also developed to further enhance its characteristics. Finally, the recovered carbon is used to partially substitute the fossil-based carbon black in rubber compounds.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Dierkes, Wilma K., Supervisor
  • Blume, Anke, Co-Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Dec 2021
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5289-9
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2021


  • Recovered carbon black
  • Sustainable tire manufacturing
  • Waste tire pyrolysis
  • Circular economy


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