Investigation on Material Flow Diagram for PVC(poly vinyl Chloride) Profile Based Production, Generation, Recycling and Treatment

PVC재질 프로파일의 생산, 발생 및 재활용, 처리에 기반한 물질흐름도 검토

  • Phae, Chae-Gun (School of Energy and biotech., Environment Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Jung, Oh-Jin (School of Energy and biotech., Environment Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
  • 배재근 (서울과학기술대학교 에너지바이오대학 환경공학과) ;
  • 정오진 (서울과학기술대학교 에너지바이오대학 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2012.05.11
  • Accepted : 2012.05.23
  • Published : 2012.06.30


The objective of this study was to estimate the practical recycling rate of plastic products, so that the study was conducted to build material flow diagram for PVC profile. For this objective, product generation, waste generation and recycling status were investigated. Using collected and analyzed status data, analysis of material flow by product and building material flow diagram were conducted. As result of estimating the recycling rate by product, The sum of domestic demand was 525,448 ton and waste generation was 105,853ton in PVC flooring and profile. The sum of generation of recycling product and raw material was investigated to be 76,004ton(14.46%), which is higher compared to recycling obligation(8.5%) in 2009. To build the material flow diagram in the years(5~20years) ahead, prediction of future demand was based on the assumption that there will be no difference in annual generation of current and future. As the recycling rate of flooring and profile increases, it is estimated to reach 20% in 2013 according to the material flow diagram.


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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