Abstract—This paper presents the study and
experimentation of fuel oil production by conventional slow
pyrolysis using plastic waste from a municipal landfill. The
different proportions of liquid fuel produced from landfill
plastic obtained by non-catalyst conventional slow pyrolysis
were studied. The landfill plastic was collected from
Warinchamrap municipality landfill, in Thailand. The
investigation of recycling of model and waste products based on
PP, LDPE, HDPE, and mixed plastic were examined using
conventional slow pyrolysis and distillation methods. The
experimental results show that the reactivity of conventional
slow pyrolysis and distillation can be controlled by temperature,
time, and energy. The various types of plastic found in the
municipal landfill were converted into differing amounts of
liquid fuel. PP was converted into 80% liquid fuel, LDPE 73%
to liquid fuel, HDPE to 70% liquid fuel, and mixed plastic to
46% liquid fuel. The distillation liquid fuel included
high-quality liquid fuels. The liquid fuels derived from the waste
plastic found in the municipal landfill was similar to petroleum
Index Terms—Conventional slow pyrolysis, pyrolysis, municipal landfill, waste plastic oil.
The authors are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ubonratchathani University, Warinchamrab, Ubonratchathani, 34190, Thailand (corresponding author: Adun Janyalertadun. e-mail: chumsunti_2013@ yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Chumsanti Santaweesuk and Adun Janyalertadun, "The Production of Fuel Oil by Conventional Slow Pyrolysis Using Plastic Waste from a Municipal Landfill," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 168-173, 2017.