WHAT IS PYROLYSIS?
Plastic Pyrolysis, also named as thermal deploymerisation, is a chemical reaction (Pyro = heat. Lysis = break down), that involves molecular breakdown of larger molecules into smaller molecules in presence of heat.
The process of pyrolysis involves molecular vibration. Molecular vibration is the frequency at which molecules vibrates. It is directly proportional to the temperature of molecules. During the pyrolysis process, due to high temperature, the object’s molecules are lead to very high molecular vibrations. At this stage, the high molecule vibration breaks down the large molecules to small.
Cooking is a simple example. When the food is being cooked, the temperature of food increases leading to higher molecular vibrations and breaking down the large particles to small. These small molecules are pyrolyzed in such a way for easy digestion.
Benefits of The Project
- Lower Cost
- (At least 10% savings in fuel bill)
- No emissions due to absence of Sulphur
- Totally environmentally friendly
- Reducing carbon foot print
- Green initiative
Pyrolysis oil is the end product of waste plastic pyrolysis. This end product is widely used as an alternate for furnace oil or industrial diesel. PEPL Produced pyrolysis oil has calorific value ( energy content) of 10,000 to 10,800 cal/kg. This content is equivalent to diesel.
Typical industrial applications of pyrolysis oil as a fuel:
- Industrial Boilers
- Marine/DG Engines
- Construction / Mining
- Construction Industry
- Rotary Kiln – Cement plant
- Casting furnace