A new way to convert plastic into fuel at low temperatures
Remember that nowadays plastic is one of the major pollution problems because it is easy to make but extremely difficult to dispose of.
So far there have been many ways to convert long plastic molecules (polymers) into small and harmless molecules but most of them are either extremely slow or have been exposed to extreme heat and A lot of energy is needed in case of pressure.
The new method is unique in that it uses two catalysts, platinum and zeolite, which can handle any type of plastic at very low temperatures (approximately 225 degrees Celsius) and high pressures. Convert to fuel.
Thus, this method is much less expensive than other existing experimental methods of plastic recycling.
Although experts at the University of Delaware have patented the method and intend to bring it to commercial scale in the next 5 to 10 years, there is currently a major flaw that needs to be addressed.
The downside is that this method requires a lot of water to convert the plastic into fuel. For example, only after using 150 liters of water, 3.8 liters of gasoline / petrol is obtained under this method.
However, experts say they are still working to fix the bug and hope they will be able to fix it soon.