Plastic bags, which currently account for a substantial proportion of all rubbish, may in the near future in the processed natural gas, diesel fuel and other petroleum products. This will be possible thanks to the discovery of scientists from the University of Illinois.
Authors of the idea said that the process of recycling plastic bags substantial amounts of energy does not require, and diesel fuel produced by processing plastic waste can be safely mixed with that obtained in the traditional way with diesel fuel. Besides innovative technology allow American scientists receive several kinds of engine oil. New technology is also noteworthy that the process of pyrolysis, which undergo plastic bags, does not require large amounts of combustion oxygen. The volume of fuel produced on the volume of raw materials is very large.
Previously, scientists managed to get a package of crude oil, the team from Illinois this technology significantly promoted this technology. The resulting fuel characteristics 100 percent came under American standards.
In the United States each year emit about 100 million plastic bags. Only 13% of the packets are recycled. It is proved that a huge area of garbage island, which in recent years have increasingly appear in the ocean, composed largely of discarded packets. Scientists hope that the new technology will not only solve the problem of alternative fuels, but also significantly reduce the degree of pollution.