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