Processing of lignocellulosic polymer wastes using microwave irradiation

Leonid M. Kustov*, Alexander L. Kustov, Tapio Salmi

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Lignin and mixed lignocellulosic natural polymer wastes have been accumulated in landfills over the past hundred years. These wastes should be processed to produce added- value chemicals and materials. This mini-review presents a brief literature survey related to state-of-the-art methods developed recently by the world research community to solve the problem of rational conversion of lignocellulosic polymer wastes, including production of hydrogen, synthesis gas, phenols, and monomers. The focus is made on microwave and plasma technologies used for lignocellulosic wastes processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • catalysis
  • fuels
  • lignocellulosic wastes
  • low-temperature plasma
  • microwave irradiation
  • phenols


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