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Explained: A method proposed for converting PPE into biofuels

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Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can be transformed into renewable liquid fuels, according to a new study in the journal Biofuels, published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

The research describes a strategy for converting billions of items of disposable PPE from its plastic state into biofuels.

The transformation into biocrude, a type of synthetic fuel, will not just prevent the severe after-effects to humankind and the environment but also produce a source of energy, the researchers from The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies said.

The researchers call for PPE waste to be converted into fuel using chemical a process called pyrolysis.

This breaks down plastic at high temperature – between 300-400°C for an hour – without oxygen.

Source: The Indian Express

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