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2012 | 33 | 1 | 185-198

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Thermal and thermo-catalytic conversion of waste polyolefins to fuel-like mixture of hydrocarbons


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Results of the investigation of thermal degradation of polyolefins in the laboratory-scale set-up reactors are presented in the paper. Melting and cracking processes were carried out in two different types of reactors at the temperature of 390-420°C. This article presents the results obtained for conversion of polyolefin waste in a reactor with a stirrer. Next, they were compared with the results obtained for the process carried out in a reactor with a molten metal bed, which was described in a previous publication. For both processes, the final product consisted of a gaseous (2-16 % mass) and a liquid (84-98 % mass) part. No solid product was produced. The light, "gasoline" fraction of the liquid hydrocarbons mixture (C4-C10) made up over 50% of the liquid product. The overall (vapor) product may be used for electricity generation and the liquid product for fuel production.









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  • Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
  • Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, ul. Wólczańska 213, 90-924 Łódź, Poland


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