Plastic Converted In to Petrol

Date: August 02, 2017

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Plastic can be converted into petrol, diesel and other hydrocarbons. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad has developed a catalyst that can be used for conversion of waste plastics to fuel oils. CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun in collaboration with GAIL (India) Ltd. has developed a process by which waste polyethylene and polypropylene type plastics can be converted into petrol and diesel. One kilogram of waste polyethylene and polypropylene can be converted to either about 600-650 ml of petrol or 700-750 ml of diesel along with LPG. The process has been developed at the bench scale.

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There are certain plants operating in foreign countries which claim to convert waste plastics into plastic oil/fuel oil/diesel.

CSIR laboratories are involved in R&D of converting waste plastics into fuel oil by appropriate processes.