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    11th Aug, 2020
  • A new study published in the journal Biofuels, Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can be transformed into renewable liquid fuels.
  • The researchers call for PPE waste to be converted into fuel using chemical a process called pyrolysis.
  • The transformation into bio crude, a type of synthetic fuel, will not just prevent the severe after-effects to humankind and the environment but also produce a source of energy.
  • Pyrolysis is a thermochemical treatment, which can be applied to any organic (carbon-based) product.
  • This Treatment can be done on pure products as well as mixtures.
  • In this treatment, the material is exposed to a high temperature of 300-400 °Celsius in the absence of oxygen goes through chemical and physical separation into different molecules.
  • It simultaneously involves the change of physical phase and chemical composition and is an irreversible process.