Plastic can only be recycled a few times before it becomes useless.
However, at Phoenix even non-recyclable plastic can be used to help produce petrol and diesel. We believe our technology could help overcome the recycling crisis and reclaim abandoned resources.
We all know that plastic is an important part of our daily life. Plastic products are everywhere. From breakfast tables to working desks. We are addicted to plastic now a day. The EPA study shown in average each person generate 4 pounds of garbage every day. Plastic is about 25% of the garbage. This seems a small number but it will be a very huge number when we look in the amount of plastic waste generated in a city like Greater Toronto Area with over four million people. This will translate into 1800 tonnes of plastic waste created per day. This is a small mountain every day. If we are not seeking real solutions and not taking action right now. This could be the worse nightmare that we might be suffocated by the plastic waste that we created by ourself….! In fact, plastic waste issue already a nightmare even in the oceans as well! We have to act now before it’s too late.
Plastic is made from refined crude oil. Its price and production are dictated by the petrochemical industry and the availability of oil. As oil is a finite natural resource, the most sustainable option would be to reduce crude-oil consumption by recycling the plastic and recovering as much of the raw material as possible. Each year over 40% of crude oil had been used for manufacturing plastic products. However, less than 12% of plastic waste had been recycled. Phoenix’s award wining, innovative plastic to fuels system can convert any plastic into pump ready fuels.
How plastic to energy works
There are two types of recycling: mechanical and chemical.
A. Mechanical recycling involves sorting, washing and shredding plastic to make pellets (high-grade, low-grade pellets), which can then be fashioned into other products. This approach works very well if plastic wastes are sorted according to their chemical composition. This is only can recycle very small percentage of plastic waste which are non contaminated or mixed with other materials.
B. Chemical recycling, in contrast, turns the plastic into an energy carrier or feedstock for fuels. There are two different processes by which this can be done: gasification and pyrolysis.
B1. Gasification involves heating the waste plastic with air or steam, to produce a valuable industrial gas mixtures called “synthesis gas”, or syngas. This can then be used to burned directly in boilers to generate electricity.
B2. In pyrolysis, plastic waste is heated in the absence of oxygen, which produces mixture of oil similar to crude oil. This can be further refined into transportation fuels like diesel and petrol. Any non condensable syngas can be used as fuel for the process.
Is pyrolysis safe?
Lots people think our operation is like an oil refinery. In fact, this is a very safe operation compared with petrochemical industry. Our pyrolysis processor operate at relatively low temperature around 350-500 oC and whole process under normal atmosphere with no pressure. The entire process is a closed-loop operation without present of oxygen or direct burning. Therefore no harmful gases like dioxin can be produced. The emission will be carbon dioxide and steam vapour.
Clean emission :
Directory benefit to community:
Yes [ Operate at low temperature around 350-500 oC ]
No [ Operate in normal atmosphere, no pressure ]
No [ No direct burning, heat without oxygen ]
No [ The solid discharge is marketable carbon black ]
Yes [ CO2 & H2O ]
Yes [ Conversion rate 65-75% ]
Fuel extracted from the plastic can be use as normal Transportation fuels like gasoline or diesel fuel. It can be also use to Power the generator for electricity and burn as Heating oil to heat our home. In fact, the plastic fuels are ultra low sulphur content which with give a much clean burning and emission. The most important is we reuse these abandoned material. This will help clean up the environment, reduce the impact to the landfill and incinerator and reduce new exploration of crude oil extraction. We believe that turn plastic waste to fuel is the best solution for plastic waste up-cycling without second contamination to the planet Earth. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about Phoenix plastic to fuel technology that may help your community, business and future development project to generate more benefit from the plastic waste.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!