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Fuel from Waste Plastic and Assessment of Its Potential as an Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engines


Lalit Saini , Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology; Shekhar Luniwal, Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology; Gaurav Agarawal, Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology


Solid, liquid and Gaseous Fuel Production, Pyrolysis, Catalytic, Synthesis gas


The aim of this research fuel oil production from municipal plastic wastes by sequential pyrolysis and catalytic reforming processes. The demand for diesel fuel is higher than that of petrol throughout the world hence seeking alternative to mineral diesel is a natural choice. Alternative fuels should be easily available at lower cost, environment friendly and fulfil energy needs without modifying engines operational parameters. The characteristics of fuel obtained from plastic such as density, viscosity, octane-cetane number, ash content and calorific value have similar properties with those of fossil fuels. Plastics are an integral part of our modern life and are used in almost all daily activities. Since plastics are synthesized from non-renewable sources and are generally not biodegradable, waste plastics are the cause of many of the serious environmental problems the world faces today. Due to depletion of fossil fuel reserves and increasing cost of the petroleum products are the big troubles of todays world.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I30012
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2020
Page(s): 78-80

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