Conversion of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Polypropylene (PP) Waste Plastics into Liquid Fuel Using Thermal Cracking Process

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Moinuddin Sarker
Mohammad Mamunor Rashid
Md. Sadikur Rahman
Mohammed Molla

Abstract

In every sector of the world today energy is essential. Energy has many forms such as electricity, transportation fuel and so on. A large amount of energy is produced from crude oil, which is used to produce petroleum and petroleum to produce daily usable plastics. The solution to the above mentioned problems can be solved through the utilization of the new develop technology. This new developed technology will remove these hazardous waste plastics from the environment and convert them into eco friendly liquid fuel. The process is used to convert these waste plastics into liquid fuel creates no harmful emissions and can be produced at a very little overall cost. The thermal process utilized to break down the hydrocarbon chains of the polymers and convert them into liquid fuel. A Steel reactor with temperature range from 100 ºC to 400 ºC is utilized for the plastic thermal degradation process. The process yield about 80-90% liquid product. The experiment is conducted under a fume hood and open air system, no vacuum process is applied in this particular thermal cracking process.

Keywords:
Renewable energy, thermal cracking, fuel, environment, waste plastic, hydrocarbon, gas

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Sarker, M., Rashid, M., Rahman, M., & Molla, M. (2012). Conversion of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Polypropylene (PP) Waste Plastics into Liquid Fuel Using Thermal Cracking Process. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 2(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.9734/BJECC/2012/994
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