Characterization studies on waste plastics as a feedstock for energy recovery in Malaysia

L. Surenderan, Juniza Md Saad, Hui Zhou, Hesam Neshaeimoghaddam, Adlansyah Abd Rahman

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Increase in the energy usage and declining of non-renewable fossil fuels has changed the perceptions to energy recovery methods to satisfy the need of the energy. Through extensive research and innovation of technology, especially to recover the plastic waste to energy feedstock has been developed. The chosen plastic waste samples are polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and polypropylene (PP). This sample is collected from daily household waste and was characterized according to the resin types or plastic types. In this research the determination of the moisture content and ash analysis has been carried out using proximate analysis and also determination of the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur content has been carried out by using the ultimate analysis. In addition, the calorific value of the samples has been determined and activation energy is obtained based on thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) data. The chosen kinetic modelling is modified Arrhenius equation. According to the results, HDPE was the best choice for energy recovery from waste plastics in Malaysia due to high calorific value, low activation energy, low moisture content and ash content and it has low sulphur content among all the plastic samples experimented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

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Malaysia
Feedstocks
Plastics
Ashes
Recovery
Calorific value
Polyethylene
High density polyethylenes
Sulfur
Moisture
Activation energy
Fossil Fuels
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Polypropylenes
Fossil fuels
Research
Polyethylene terephthalates
Thermogravimetric analysis
Hydrogen
Nitrogen

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Characterization studies on waste plastics as a feedstock for energy recovery in Malaysia. / Surenderan, L.; Md Saad, Juniza; Zhou, Hui; Neshaeimoghaddam, Hesam; Abd Rahman, Adlansyah.

In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.01.2018, p. 534-537.

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