Preliminary activity on the pyrolysis of a plastic based solid recovered fuel
June 16-21, 2019
Plastic is a versatile, lightweight, resistant, and inexpensive material, and an increase of its global demand has been observed in the last years (from 299 milion tonnes in 2013 to 348 in 2017) , with the dominant role played by the packaging sector, which absorbs almost 40% of the overall production. Management of post–consumer plastic packaging waste poses a serious environmental problem, and a number of strategies have been devised to reuse/recover these materials, mainly with the aim of recovering useful materials and avoiding landfilling. Among these strategies, pyrolysis can play a significant role for recovering useful products and energy from the post–selection mixed packaging waste, that is not amenable to other uses . A large amount of studies has been developed to assess the possibility to convert waste plastic to oil by pyrolysis processes  either catalytic or non catalytic. Nevertheless, only a limited numbers of papers refer to the use of real plastic waste rather than simulated mixtures  even if the performances obtained are strongly influenced by the feedstock characteristics.
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Massimo Urciuolo, Renata Migliaccio, Giovanna Ruoppolo, Piero Bareschino, Giuditta Pirozzi, and Francesco Pepe, "Preliminary activity on the pyrolysis of a plastic based solid recovered fuel" in "Pyroliq 2019: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass and Wastes", Franco Berruti, ICFAR, Western University, Canada Anthony Dufour, CNRS Nancy, France Wolter Prins, University of Ghent, Belgium Manuel Garcia-Pérez, Washington State University, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/pyroliq_2019/2