Plastic to Oil: Department of Physical Measurements – IUT Bourges

In order to deepen Plastic to Oil (P2O) project, on Thursday, October 6th, 2016, we met some students from the Department of Physical Measurements of the IUT de Bourges.

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This presentation at the IUT was the logical continuation of our visit to Jean Renoir College. We had presented the project and the P2O machine to the school.

cf http://www.leberry.fr/bourges/environnement/2016/02/03/laventurier-berruyer-remi-camus-veut-transformer-les-dechets-du-mekong-en-petrole_11766391.html

 

img_7786Following our visit, some college students, in the presence of their technology professor, Frédéric Delanoue, took over the project and carried out experiments on the various plastics that can be converted into “Fuel”. They were able to produce various “unrefined oils”.

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All the samples were designed from waste plastics derived from hydrocarbons, the famous formula CnHm because it consists exclusively of carbon (C) and hydrogen (H) atoms.

The principle is very simple, to retransform the plastic in its raw material, the “oil”.

It is therefore from Polymer plastic such as Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, PET that our students have obtained the oils present in the picture attached right.

They are for the moment raw but after a passage in refinery, we can decline all kinds of fuels for conventional engines for example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, 3 pictures showing that we managed to operate a mower simply by decanting the oil.

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In order to share the experiences of college students, we contacted the Department of Physical Measurements at the Bourges IUT to propose working on “oils”.

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They will be analyzed by the students in the first and second years to know their characteristics as their calorific value for example.

We look forward to seeing the results that we will share with you.