Waste Tyre and Polypropylene Mixture Into Petroleum Fuel using Zno
Moinuddin Sarker1, Mohammad Mamunor Rashid2
1Moinuddin Sarker, Natural State Research Inc, Department of Research and Development, USA.
2Mohammad Mamunor Rashid, Natural State Research Inc, Department of Research and Development, USA.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on January 07, 2013. | Manuscript published on January 15, 2013. | PP: 1-8 | Volume-1 Issue-2, January 2013. | Retrieval Number: A0110011213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Waste tyre and polypropylene waste plastic into petroleum fuel production process with laboratory batch process in present of ZnO catalyst at temperature range 250-430 ºC. In this experiment Pyrex glass reactor was use and sample was using total 75 gm. Waste tyre was 25 gm by weight and polypropylene was 50 gm by weight. 5% Zinc Oxide catalyst was use in this experiment to accelerate the reaction. Product fuel density is 0.75gm/ml and fuel color is light yellow. Waste tyre and polypropylene waste plastic to fuel conversion percentage was 63.47 %, light gas percentage was 12.27 %, and solid black residue percentage was 24.26%. Product fuel was analysis by using Perkin Elmer GC/MS and GC/MS chromatogram showed carbon chain range C3 to C21. GC/MS analysis result indicate that product fuel has aliphatic hydrocarbon including alkane, alkene and alkyl group, aromatic group, halogenated group, alcoholic group, nitrogen content and oxygen content compounds. Aromatic group compounds are Toluene, 1-ethyl-3- methyl-Benzene, propyl-Benzene, 1,3,5-trimethyl-Benzene, Limonene and so on. Product fuel can use internal combustion engine and feed for refinery process.
Keywords: Scrap tire, polypropylene, waste plastic, synthetic fuel, conversion