Discovery of Environmentally Friendly
Catalyst for Industrial Polyethylene Production
A researcher at Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Kazan Federal University in Russia, Alia Khusnuriyalova has discovered a new environment-friendly catalyst for industrial polyethylene production.
The newly discovered catalyst will be helpful in polyethylene production, which is used for transporting gas and oil pipelines, synthetic oil, lubricants, cleaning agents, and other household items. So far, Russia has imported such products from outside the country. “The newly discovered catalyst will be helpful in polyethylene production.”Khusnuriyalova is a 5th year student and is associated with the research of developing new catalyst systems under the guidance of Dmitryi Yakhvarov, the head of the laboratory. Kazan Federal University supports domestic collaboration of research and production, and Alia is a member of the New Catalysts for Petrochemistry research lab. The researcher claims that catalysts for polymerisation can be produced from the waste of other chemical industries, which is environment-friendly and low cost.
The results of Alia’s research has been patented, and are published in Organometallics, a bi-weekly journal published by the American Chemical Society. The findings have been announced at Russian and international conferences