Plastic to oil process?

  • Thread starter SR714ever
  • Start date
  • #1
3
0
Hi there,

There are many videos that show people converting plastic into oil, then refining the oil into diesel, kerosine, and gasoline. I have a few questions about this particular video,

1) When the plastics turn into gas, what is the process called? Is it pyrolysis or gasification, or something else? Is the gas syngas? A chemical formula would be helpful.

2) Why do they liquify it and then refine it? Can't they just put the gas directly into a distillation column where diesel and gasoline will already be separated?

3) When the gas is liquified, is the water cooling it, or is it instead reacting with it?

4) Is the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis involved in any of this?

5) Is any Oxygen involved in this process?



Would really appreciate thorough answers with chemical formulas.

Thanks!
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

Related Threads on Plastic to oil process?

  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
14
Views
9K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
28K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
Replies
2
Views
38K
Top