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Students Transform Plastic Waste Into Clean Fuel

Students Transform Plastic Waste Into Clean Fuel
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A team out of Northeastern University is working on an emission-free power system.

by Naresh Kumar
  • 13 may 2010

Students at Northeastern University have developed a waste combustor that converts plastic waste into clean energy without releasing harmful emissions. The combustor has a double tank design, the upper tank first processes plastic waste through pyrolysis to convert it into gas which flows to a lower tank to burn with oxidants to generate steam which is used to produce electric power.

The team believes that their prototype can be scaled up to drive a large power plant and generate a constant flow of alternative fuel.

Northeastern University

[via GOOD]

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