• OpenAccess
  • Catalytic Cracking of Waste Polypropylene in a Nitrogen Fluidized Bed Reactor  [EPPH 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/gep.2016.44004   PP.20 - 25
  • Author(s)
  • Anil Vyas, Suresh Kumar Singh, Komal Sharma, Sukhwant Singh
  • Polypropylene (PP) is rated first as volume leader in the plastic sector. Its non-biodegradable property poses serious environmental problem in case of disposal. The catalytic cracking of PP was performed with various catalysts i.e. ZSM-5, Zeolite, RB and SPS. The cracking was observed under different feed to catalyst ratio i.e. 1:1 to 5:1. The fluidized bed reactor was fabricated with arrangement to measure the temperature ranging from 100C to 800C. The effective of feed to catalyst ratio was found 3:1 at a temperature range of 420C - 510C and catalyst ZSM-5 gives maximum liquid conversion of waste PP. Conversion of PP to liquid fuel will not only resolve the problem of disposal of waste polypropylene plastic but also give a value aided product.

  • Waste PP, Pyrolysis, Catalytic Cracking, ZSM-5, Zeolite, Liquid Fuel
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