Fuel properties associated with catalytic conversion of plastics

Sriraam R. Chandrasekaran, Brajendra K. Sharma

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The chapter provides a comprehensive study of the plastics for conversion to high-energy fuels. These plastics, if not utilized properly, end up in landfills. Noncatalytic and catalytic pyrolysis on these plastics to produce gasoline, diesel range fuels, and vacuum gas oil are elaborately discussed. The chapter also focuses to minimize energy used for plastic pyrolysis to produce high energy-value fuels using catalysts. The use of catalysts reduces the activation energy for the conversion of plastics to fuel and as well improves the selectivity of the products. The crude oil and distillates’ fuel properties and their blends with commercial fuel are discussed. The chapter also covers the economic analysis of the whole process toward commercialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlastics to Energy
Subtitle of host publicationFuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications
Number of pages48
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131404
ISBN (Print)9780128131411
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Catalysts
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Fuel
  • Plastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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