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Plastic Waste to Fuel – An Affordable Approach Towards Sustainability

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : IEEE

Source : 2023 3rd Asian Conference on Innovation in Technology (ASIANCON)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Year : 2023

Abstract : It is widely known that plastic plays a vital role in our daily lives. Plastic's adaptability leads to the overuse of single-use plastic products, which has severe environmental consequences. The problem arises in the disposal of this massive amount of plastic. There are just a few methods of safe disposal of plastic waste without harming the environment. The burning of plastic simply leads to toxins spreading in the air. Plastic waste conversion into fuel is an ideal approach in these times of increased fuel demand. Highly complex and costly methods such as Pyrolysis for converting plastic litter into a valuable product are, therefore in high demand. This paper presents a proposed methodology which is cheaper, indigenous and simple to suit a rural community in India. It includes an intelligent plastic waste collection system and plastic to fuel conversion system powered by renewable sources. The proposed method is well aligned with United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UNSDG) such as Sustainability Cities and Communities Target (SDG - 11) by minimizing the quantity of plastic litter that pollutes the environment and the Affordable and Clean Energy Aim (SDG - 7).

Cite this Research Publication : Sonu S Karanavar, Akshith S, Sreevidya Jayachandran, Anagha Pavithran, Anoop S, Aiswarya Suresh, Bharath K R, Plastic Waste to Fuel - An Affordable Approach Towards Sustainability, IEEE Asian Conference on Innovation in Technology (ASIANCON), Pune, India, 2023.

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