Recycling of Plastic Waste into Fuels, a Review
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 190-195
Received: Nov. 29, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 4, 2014; Published: Dec. 8, 2014
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Hayelom Dargo Beyene, Adigrat University, Department of Chemistry, Adigrat, Ethiopia, P.Box .50
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Abstract
Plastics have become common materials of our everyday lives, and many of their properties, such as durability, versatility and lightweight, can be a significant factor in achieving sustainable development. A common problem with recycling plastics is that plastics are often made up of more than one kind of polymer or there may be some sort of fiber added to the plastic (a composite) to give added strength. This can make recovery difficult. Rejected or waste material usually has good characteristics for recycling and will be clean. Although the quantity of material available is sometimes small, the quantities tend to be growing as consumption, and therefore production, increases. Recycling is a method preventing accumulation the excessive waste quantity through their second processing and utilization in the production process of new materials. The aim of this review was focused on the introducing of the technologies (methods) used to convert waste plastic to fuels and to call researchers on production of fuels from waste plastic and other related materials.
Keywords
Fuels, Plastic, Recycling, Polymer, Recycling Methods
To cite this article
Hayelom Dargo Beyene, Recycling of Plastic Waste into Fuels, a Review, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 190-195. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20140206.15
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