International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Halogenated Hydrocarbon Compound Fuel Produced from PVC and PP Waste Plastic
Full Paper(PDF, 182KB)
Plastics use is increasing day by day everywhere. After use all plastics become waste, it creates hazardous environmental problem. Waste plastics are non-bio-degradable and remain in landfill for a long period of time. These waste plastics also end up in the water body which damages the earth’s ecosystems. Waste plastics such as polypropylene (PP) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) are some of the few that are included. Nowadays worldwide researchers are working to find suitable environment friendly sustainable alternate source of liquid fuel. New establish technology is economically viable, technically sound and environment friendly to convert almost all types of waste plastic into eco-friendly liquid fuel. This developed process of conversion of waste plastics into fuel is completely zero pollution system i.e. in the new developed process, there will be no solid, liquid or gaseous emission pollution. The produced fuel from waste plastics can be used for all types of combustion engine, and can be used for the production of electricity using generator and power plant. Implementations of this new developed process throughout the USA can solve 30 million ton of solid waste plastics dumping problem and also rest of the world. The produced fuel from waste plastics will also reduce a certain percentage of the foreign oil dependence.
Keywords:Polypropylene; PVC; Hydrocarbon; Fuel; Halogen; GC/MS; FT-IR
Author: Moinuddin Sarker1, Mohammad Rashid1, Mohammed Molla1, Muhammad Rahman1
1.Department of Research and Development, Natural State Research, Inc. 37 Brown House Road (2ndFl),
  1. F. Cimadevila, Plastics Europe, Exporecicla Technical Conferences, Zaragoza, Spain, 2008.
  2. B.M. Caballero, I. de Marco, A. Lopez, M.F. Laresgoiti, A. Torres, M.J. Chomon, Pyrolysis of the rejects of a waste packing separation and classification plant, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 85 (2009) 384–391.
  3. A. Lopez, I. deMarco, B.M. Caballero, M.F. Laresgoiti, A. Adrados, Pyrolysis of municipal plastic wastes: influence of raw material composition, Waste Management (2010) 620–627.
  4. J. Leadbitter, PVC and sustainability, Progress in Polymer Science 27 (2002) 2197–2226.
  5. W.H. Starnes Jr., Structural and mechanistic aspects of the thermal degradation of poly (vinyl chloride), Progress in Polymer Science 27 (2002) 2133–2170.
  6. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, Mechanism and kinetics of thermal decomposition of plastics from isothermal and dynamic measurements, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 50 (1999) 77–101.
  7. J.M.N. van Kasteren, M.J.P. Slapak, A.A.H. Drinkenburg, Determination of the pyrolytic degradation kinetics of virgin-PVC and PVC-waste by analytical and computational methods, Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science 10 (2000) 481–489.
  8. S. Kim, Pyrolysis kinetics of waste PVC pipe, Waste Management 21 (2001) 609–616.
  9. S.C. Oh, W.T. Kwon, S.R. Kim, Dehydrochlorination characteristics of waste PVC wires by thermal decomposition, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 15 (2009) 438–441.
  10. C.H.Wu, C.Y. Chan, J.P. Lin, Y. Liang, Effects of hydrogen chloride on the pyrolysis of polyethylene: pyrolysis kinetics, Journal of Hazardous Materials 58 (1998) 195–205.
  11. M. Day, J.D. Cooney, C. Touchette-Barrette, S.E. Sheehan, Pyrolysis of mixed plastics used in the electronics industry, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 52 (1999) 199–224.
  12. K. Murata, M. Brebu, Y. Sakata, The effect of PVC on thermal and catalytic degradation of polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene by a continuous flow reactor, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 86 (2009) 33–38.