Co-pyrolysis of polypropylene waste with Brazilian heavy oil

Luiz C F N Assumpção, Montserrat M Carbonell, Mônica R C Marques
Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering 2011, 46 (5): 461-4
To evaluate the chemical recycling of plastic residues, co-pyrolysis of polypropylene (PP) waste with Brazilian crude oil was evaluated varying the temperature (400°C to 500°C) and the amount of PP fed to the reactor. The co-pyrolysis of plastic waste in an inert atmosphere provided around 80% of oil pyrolytic, and of these, half represent the fraction of diesel oil. This study can be used as a reference in chemical recycling of plastics, specially associated with plastics co-pyrolysis.

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