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making diesel from plastic

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Post by t.z. » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:23 pm

your next project Paul? ...
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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:00 am

A miniaturised portable machine would be a good idea.
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Post by James9118 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:42 pm

Just burn it as it is - no extra refining. Burnt at high enough temperatures, i.e. within incinerators, the toxic by-products are minimal and the heat produced can be converted to electricity as in any other thermal plant.
It should be illegal (globally) to send any plastic to landfill. Unfortunately to get to this state the great uneducated need to accept that incinerators are great for the environment - this message is not getting through at all.

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:23 am

Here in Malaysia it’s very common for plastic waste to be burned in open fires outdoors on the road sides. It smells awful. I do like the idea of turning the plastic into diesel oil. Just think when sailing around the world, if a mini convertor was possible, I could refill the diesel tanks and clean the oceans at the same time. The Maldives was such a disappointment to me. It’s basically a massive garbage dump in paradise. How practical would it be to miniaturise the operation and make it portable? Online they look to be industrial sized operations.

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