IJRME – Volume 5 Issue 4 Paper 3


Author’s Name :  Dr Moses Sashi Kumar | Dr Hesham Gorshy | Dr Ayman K Abdelgadir

Volume 05 Issue 04  Year 2018  ISSN No:  2349-3860  Page no: 8-11



Plastics have woven their way into our daily lives and now pose a tremendous threat to the environment. Over 100 million tons of plastics are produced annually worldwide, and the used products have become a common feature at over flowing bins and landfills. Though work has been done to make futuristic biodegradable plastics, there have not been many conclusive steps towards cleaning up the existing problem. Here, the process of converting waste plastic into value added fuels is explained as a viable solution for recycling of plastics. Pyrolysis runs without oxygen and in high temperature of about 300°C which is why a reactor was fabricated to provide the required temperature for the reaction. Converting waste plastics into fuel hold great promise for both the environmental and economic scenarios. Thus, the process of converting plastics to fuel has now turned the problems into an opportunity to make wealth from waste. The conversion of oil from plastic has dual benefits. First of all the oil produced can be used as a fuel for domestic purposes and also in vehicles and industries when further refined. Secondly the various types of pollution caused due to waste plastics can be minimized. Plastic in the first place is manufactured from natural gas specifically from ethane which is a constituent of natural gas. Therefore the waste plastic can be converted back into it.


Plastics, Pyrolysis Setup, Purification Setup


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