Chandigarh: Having bitter experience of solid waste management and disposal of plastics in city, Municipal Corporation is mulling to install plastic to oil conversion plant. Representative of M K Aromatics gave presentation about the concept in MC house meet here on Wednesday.
According to Mahesh K Merchant, managing director of the company, post-consumer plastic products from empty packet of chips to shampoo sachet, broken plastic buckets to used tooth brushes, every plastic material that is used in daily lives can be converted in to crude oil. The system will treat all varieties of plastic waste and does not need the plastic to be clean or dry prior to processing.
While giving the presentation, Merchant said that plastics are organic polymers, most of them chains of carbon atoms alone or with oxygen, sulphur, or nitrogen. The conversion of waste plastics into fuel oil by thermal depolymerization involves using moderate heat in the absence or oxygen to break down long-chain of hydrocarbons into short-chain hydrocarbon gases and oil.
It turns unsorted, unwashed waste plastics into clean low sulphur fuel without the need for refinement. Merchant said,
The plant can be set up in two acres of land and is highly environment friendly with almost zero pollution.
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