Challenges in cost modelling of recycling carbon fiber composites

Essam Shehab, Arshyn Meiirbekov, Shoaib Sarfraz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The use of carbon fiber composites (CFCs) has become broad in many industries due to its superior properties compared to conventional materials. However, the increased demand coupled with environmental regulations has led to the development of different recycling methods for CFCs such as mechanical, thermal and chemical processes. Each recycling method has its own requirements and outputs along with some economic implications which need to be justified through cost modelling. This paper aims to identify current challenges associated with cost modelling of different processes for CFC recycling. The main challenges identified are grouped into three main categories such as technical issues, supply chain and market challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio-Technical Systems - Real-Life Applications - Proceedings of the 27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsJerzy Pokojski, Maciej Gil, Linda Newnes, Josip Stjepandic, Nel Wognum
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - Sep 25 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2020 - Virtual, Online, Poland
Duration: Jul 1 2020Jul 10 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


Conference27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Challenges
  • Cost Modelling
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management

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