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Thermal depolymerization

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Thermal depolymerization

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_depolymerization

Thermal depolymerization (TDP) is a depolymerization process using hydrous pyrolysis for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually waste products of various sorts, often biomass and plastic) into light crude oil. It mimics the natural geological processes thought to be involved in the production of fossil fuels. Under pressure and heat, long chain polymers of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon decompose into short-chain petroleum hydrocarbons with a maximum length of around 18 carbons.

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Article does continue.
As I recall, there is (or was) a plant somewhere turning waste
turkey guts into gas and oil.

Zim.


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A short boook on the subject 

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https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Plastics-to-Oil/

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Home-Scale Conversion of Plastics to Oil 

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Home-Scale Conversion of Plastics to Oil

http://permaculturenews.org/2014/03/21/home-scale-conversion-plastics-oil/

March 21, 2014

A highly-promising development out of Japan: a corporation called Blest has developed a home-scale plastic to oil converter. Through the process 1kg of plastic yields 1 litre of oil.

The machine, produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home use, can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil, using about 1 kWh of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead of flames, processing anything from polyethylene or polystyrene to polypropylene (numbers 2-4).

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(Article is at the link. Zim.)
(Also, I would highly recommend reading the comments.)


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