New Clean Fuel from Plastic
|Source: Purdue University Prof. Linda Wang Converting Plastic to Clean Oil|
Clean Oil from Plastic Waste
Purdue University researchers have invented a new technology and chemical process that converts waste plastic to clean oil.
New Tech & Chemical Process
The researchers use hydrothermal liquefaction. It works by converting materials to oil by heating them at moderate temperatures under pressure. The Purdue team used a common plastic and converted 91% of it to oil. The oil is a clean fuel source, replaces up to 4% of diesel used annually and produces other valuable products. For a great news blog on this go to, https://importantinnovationscollection.blogspot.com/2019/02/converting-plastics-to-fuel.html