Convert waste plastic into Diesel   

Uploaded on May 18, 2009

Attention SMEs / Plastic manufacturers / Paper Mill Owners.
Make millions from garbage. Most ideal project for SMEs. Convert waste plastic into diesel. 2006 European Environmental Press Award Winner. Zero pollution. Consultancy available. Details

Waste Plastic Disposal: A Grave Problem

In this direction, for the first time in the country, , Harita-NTI Limited(HNTI) – a TVS Associate team have done significant work to dispose waste plastic material and thereby convert it into hydrocarbons ie fuel like diesel. Harita-NTI Limited(HNTI) was founded in the year 2000 as a joint venture with Northern Technologies International Corporation    (NTIC), USA and Harita, a TVS Associate.   NTIC is in the business of converting unique beneficial materials science into value added products and services for industrial    and consumer applications. HNTI strives towards bringing to India, the finest technologies in Corrosion Management Systems,    Biodegradable Polymers and Recyclable technologies and operates under the global brand name Zerust®Excor®, Natur-Tec™ and    Polymer Energy™.

Polymer Energy™, LLC. is a joint venture between Northern Technologies, a leading materials science company, and Zbigniew Tokarz, the inventor of this innovative technology. This proprietary and patent-protected technology is marketed under the T-Technology brand in Europe and under the Polymer Energy™ brand elsewhere in the world.

This technology has won several international environmental awards, including being selected as one of the top 10 technologies for environmental protection by the European Environmental Press.Polymer Energy™ offers a viable, economical and environmentally responsible alternative to current methods of recycling and disposal of plastic waste. The Polymer Energy™ system uses catalytic pyrolysis to efficiently convert plastics (primarily polyolefins) into crude oil.
The Polymer Energy™ system is modular in design. A single module can produce up to 775 litres of crude oil for every ton of typical plastic waste processed. System capacity can range from 200 tons to 400 tons of plastic wastes processed per month. Overall plant capacity can be easily scaled up by adding additional modules.

What type of plastic wastes can the Polymer Energy™ system process?
The Polymer Energy™ system is designed to primarily process polyolefins i.e. polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). The plastic waste is typically of the following types
- Disposable sacks and shopping bags,
- Packaging used for cleansers, cleaning products and cosmetics,
- Plastic parts of household appliances, computers and office equipment
- Plastic containers, tanks, parts of piping and insulation of cables,
Polymer Energy™ can turn this plastic waste into useable energy.

Waste Plastic Disposal: A Grave Problem

3. Does the plastic waste need to be pre-sorted or cleaned prior to processing?  

No! The plastic waste does not need to pre-sorted or cleaned prior to processing with the Polymer Energy™ system. In fact, one of the key advantages of our system is that the process can tolerate high amounts (up to 30% of the mix) of other contaminants in the input plastics waste stream.  As a result, the operator can save on the cost of pre-sorting and cleaning, thus reducing the total cost of operation.

Typically the Polymer Energy™ system can process plastics waste with up to 30% of the following contaminants:
- mineral impurities such as sand, dirt, etc.
- impurities such as glass, small metal parts, etc.
- impurities such as cellulose, clothing, etc.
- water, oil residue

The Polymer Energy™ system is very robust by design and can easily process typical plastic waste such as used agricultural/mulch film, silage wrap and other soiled agricultural plastics, metallized plastics, plastic laminates, printed plastics, wet plastic byproducts and even heavily recycled plastics. The non-plastic contaminants are converted into ash which is automatically removed from the system during the normal cleaning cycle of the system.