Green Route to an Efficient Catalyst by Recycling of Aluminium Foil Waste

Efficient Recycling Route of Aluminium Waste to an active Catalyst

Our collaborative work with Ahmed Osman and publication in Nature Scientific Reports on A Facile Green Synthetic Route for the Preparation of Highly Active γ-Al2O3 from Aluminum Foil Waste received huge media attention. We describe how dirty aluminium foil can be recycled efficiently into an active alumina catalyst that is more active than the commercially available alumina. Recycling aluminium foil can reduce the amount of aluminium foil going to landfill and avoids the energy intensive production and mining of aluminium from the bauxite ore. Check here on Chemistry World, NewsLetter and Daily Mail or this video on youtube and on the RTÉ News.


Ahmed I. Osman, Jehad K. Abu-Dahrieh, Mathew McLaren, Fathima Laffir, Peter Nockemann & David Rooney, Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, 3593 (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03839-x)