Turnng Plastics into Oil - A Recycling Miracle?

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Heronumber0

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Turnng Plastics into Oil - A Recycling Miracle?
« on: 14/07/2007 12:33:20 »
At first glance this looked amazing:

Plastics can be bombarded with microwaves, in a vacuum,  to crack the hydrocarbon chain.  The products are made into gases.  Natural gas (methane, I think) would be tapped off and the remaining hydrocarbons turned into oil.  Can this type of process save some of our world's energy problems by recycling trash plastic?


http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/dn12141-giant-microwave-turns-plastic-back-to-oil.html

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another_someone

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Turnng Plastics into Oil - A Recycling Miracle?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2007 12:48:58 »
Sorry, this is a duplicate of http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=8593.0

I will lock this topic so that comments to both will be kept together.

At least it shows the matter still attracts interest.