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Can we get diesel fuel from plastic waste?

How do you turn plastic into fuel?

  • How Plastic Waste Is Turned Into Fuel. The technology is not overly complicated. plastics are shredded and then heated in an oxygen-free chamber (known as pyrolysis) to about 400 degrees celsius. As the plastics boil, gas is separated out and often reused to fuel the machine itself.

How can fuel be produced from plastics?

  • Plastics are hydrocarbons that are made from petroleum, and they can be converted back to liquid fuel. Researchers have typically used a process called pyrolysis to do this, which requires heating the plastics at a high temperature. The Purdue team use a technique called hydrothermal processing.

What can we do with the plastic waste?

  • Wear it. PET (the plastic with 1 in the recycling triangle) makes excellent polyester. ...
  • Drive on it. Adding polymers to asphalt makes road building and repair less expensive. ...
  • Build with it. ...
  • Filter sewage with it. ...
  • Use it in 3D printers. ...
  • Turn it back into oil and gas. ...

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