Ina Vollmer

Postdoc
Employed since: May 2019
Email: i.vollmer@uu.nl
Room: David de Wied 5.88

Research

Research

The aim of this project is to tackle the problem of plastic waste by developing better methods to quickly analyze various plastic samples as well as nanoplastic and also by developing chemical recycling pathways. The second part of the project aims at recovery of polymer building blocks, other chemical building blocks or hydrocarbon feedstock.

Developing chemical recycling routes for plastic waste can boost our ability to recycle plastic greatly. chemical recycling could add on to mechanical recycling, because it is less sensitive to contaminations and plastic mixtures, while mechanical recycling routes are limited to certain types of plastic and require prior sorting. Recycling plastic waste chemically, the plastic building blocks can be recovered and even upcycled into paint additives and coatings that are more valuable than the waste polymers [1].

[1] Tukker, A. (2002). Plastics Waste – Feedstock Recycling, Chemical Recycling and Incineration. Rapra Review Report, Report 148 (Vol. 13, pp. 2171–83). Retrieved from www.rapra.net

C.V.

C.V.

2015 – 2019 PhD at Technical University Delft in Catalysis Engineering

2013 -2015 M.S.CEP Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009 – 2013 B.Sc. Process Engineering University of Applied Sciences Hamburg

Publications

Yarulina, I; Wispelaere, De K; Bailleul, S; Goetze, J; Radersma, M; Abou-Hamad, E; Vollmer, I; Goesten, M; Mezari, B; Hensen, E J M; Martínez-Espín, J S; Morten, M; Mitchell, S; Perez-Ramirez, J; Olsbye, U; Weckhuysen, B M; Speybroeck, Van V; Kapteijn, F; Gascon, J

Erratum to: Structure–performance descriptors and the role of Lewis acidity in the methanol-to-propylene process (Nature Chemistry, (2018), 10, 8, (804-812), 10.1038/s41557-018-0081-0) Journal Article

Nature Chemistry, 10 (8), pp. 897, 2018, (cited By 0).

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Yarulina, I; Wispelaere, De K; Bailleul, S; Goetze, J; Radersma, M; Abou-Hamad, E; Vollmer, I; Goesten, M; Mezari, B; Hensen, E J M; Martínez-Espín, J S; Morten, M; Mitchell, S; Perez-Ramirez, J; Olsbye, U; Weckhuysen, B M; Speybroeck, Van V; Kapteijn, F; Gascon, J

Structure–performance descriptors and the role of Lewis acidity in the methanol-to-propylene process Journal Article

Nature Chemistry, 10 (8), pp. 804-812, 2018, (cited By 3).

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Other publications

See earlier publications on Scopus.