Effect of Bentonite on the Yield and Composition of Products From Thermolysis of Polystyrene Waste

Lety Trisnaliani, Aida Syarif, Sahrul Effendy, Tahdid, Rima Daniar
2021 Proceedings of the 4th Forum in Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST-T1-T2-2020)   unpublished
Economic growth and population explosion are chronic problems in big cities which trigger an increase in energy consumption in society. The flow of plastic used has been a dilemma for a long time, so there are thoughts on how to turn plastic waste into something that can be useful. One of the polystyrene plastic wastes can be processed into liquid fuel by cracking. In this research, the process of cracking polystyrene plastic had been conducted by a catalytic cracking process using a bentonite
more » ... atalyst. This research aims to be determined the effect of the percentage of the catalyst on the percentage of product yield and the characteristics resulting from the catalytic cracking of polystyrene plastic waste using a bentonite catalyst. The catalytic cracking process will be carried out in a thermal catalytic reactor where the process takes place at a temperature of 250 o C with a cracking time of 20, 40 and 60 minutes and the weight of catalyst 4, 6 and 8% as polystyrene waste is 250 gr. The analysis carried out on the final product is a GCMS analysis showed the characteristic nearly to a standard gasoline.
doi:10.2991/ahe.k.210205.010 fatcat:l4uaxjq7mnf4jn4k26b3ziegkq