Plastic waste depolymerization as a source of energetic heating oils
1 AGH - University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, Department of Environmental Engineering and Mineral Processing, 30 A. Mickiewicz Ave., 30-059 Cracow, Poland
2 AGH - University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, Department of Underground Mining, 30 A. Mickiewicz Ave., 30-059 Cracow, Poland
* Corresponding author: wolosiewiczm.@gmail.com
In the past years there has been an increase in production and consumption of plastics, which are widely used in many areas of life. Waste generated from this material are a challenge for the whole of society, regardless of awareness of sustainable development and its technological progress. Still the method of disposal of plastic waste are focused mainly on their storage and incineration, not using energy contained there. In this paper technology for plastic waste depolymerization with characteristics of fuel oil resulting in the process, as an alternative to traditional energy carriers such as: coal, fine coal or coke used in households will be presented. Oil has a high calorific value and no doubt could replace traditional solutions which use conventional energy sources. Furthermore, the fuel resulting from this process is sulfur-free and chemically pure. The paper presents the installation for plastics waste depolymerization used in selected Polish Institute of Plastics Processing, along with the ability to use the main thermocatalytic transformation product.
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