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==Synthesis==
 
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Polyethylene is produced in industrial quantities through the use of [[catalyst|catalysts]]. Common catalysts include chromium trioxide and metallocene.
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Polyethylene is produced in industrial quantities through the use of [[catalyst|catalysts]]. Common catalysts include chromium trioxide and metallocene.  Polyethylene can be produced [[In-situ resource utilization|in-situ]] using [[Ethylene]] as feedstock.  The embodied energy of polyethylene is about 100 MJ/kg, depending on the variety.
  
 
==Use==
 
==Use==
 
Polyethylene is used widely on [[Earth]], and will likely have many applications in a martian [[settlement]].
 
Polyethylene is used widely on [[Earth]], and will likely have many applications in a martian [[settlement]].
  
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Latest revision as of 10:32, 22 May 2019

Polyethylene is a polymer of ethylene. It is non-toxic and easily recycled.

Synthesis

Polyethylene is produced in industrial quantities through the use of catalysts. Common catalysts include chromium trioxide and metallocene. Polyethylene can be produced in-situ using Ethylene as feedstock. The embodied energy of polyethylene is about 100 MJ/kg, depending on the variety.

Use

Polyethylene is used widely on Earth, and will likely have many applications in a martian settlement.

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