Japanese dude invents machine that turns plastic into oil 15 replies

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Dragonelf68

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#1 8 years ago

My prediction: The fuckwits in the Oil business will find some way to make the public think it eats babies or something.


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#2 8 years ago

Actually given the way population growth is heading, finding a way of turning new-born children into oil -

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#3 8 years ago

The interesting part is probably how much oil you have to burn to get the energy to convert plastic to oil.




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#4 8 years ago

But can it be refined into gasoline? He made it sound like it could but showed nothing beyond being set on fire, which all oil, even cooking oil can be set on fire, but I can't use it in my car. Recycling plastic back into oil would still be an improvement over them sitting on dumpster piles, but you try selling cooking oil or something made from trash to people.


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#5 8 years ago
MrFancypants;5389022The interesting part is probably how much oil you have to burn to get the energy to convert plastic to oil.

Exactly What I was thinking. It probably isn't energy efficient in the long run or is too slow etc. There will most likely be some sort of problem.




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#6 8 years ago

so it's basically recycling? Since oil is used in the making of plastics and all.


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#7 8 years ago

Sounds like it's recycling indeed, and possible the end product isn't too useful when either looking at what you can do with it (can this oil then be used for say gasoline and other uses?) or the cost of converting the plastic back into oil.

Regardless, a bit of research doesn't harm anyone.




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#8 8 years ago
Admiral Donutz;5389110Sounds like it's recycling indeed, and possible the end product isn't too useful when either looking at what you can do with it (can this oil then be used for say gasoline and other uses?) or the cost of converting the plastic back into oil.

Well plastic is a strain of polymers so it really depends on the type of plastic to what 'kind' of oil you will get. it will definately NOT be crude oil and at that i hgihly doubt it's energy efficient as this process has been used with larger equipment many times.




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#9 8 years ago

is it true? not from a fiction?




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#10 8 years ago

Well i makes sense since plastic is a byproduct from oil but probably not the most effective method to solve the energy crisis...




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