The Solution to Plastic Pollution

Technology for Plastic Recycling is finally here!

Previously, most plastic recycling technologies were not economical. Most of the recycling technologies were also not effective against the "non-recyclable" plastics. This is why only a very small percentage of plastic is recycled worldwide, with only 7% in the USA and 31% in Europe. In other words, a HUGE percentage of Plastic ends up either in landfill or the Ocean.

https://www.plasticseurope.org/en/newsroom/press-releases/archive-press-releases-2018/european-plastic-waste-recycling-overtakes-landfill-first-time

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

But with the maturation of Hydrothermal Technologies, we can now turn plastics into virtually any petroleum-derived products. It is also possible to convert plastics into biodegradable organic compounds useable by microorganisms and further incorporated into the ground for soil fertility.

A New Design in the Feeding Mechanism

Existing Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technologies are only good for demonstration and are not economically feasible for the conversion of plastic waste into petroleum products. Nevertheless, Plastic Crude Oil is still far cleaner than natural crude oil and would be far cheaper to refine. 

However, the Achille's heel of the technology, which ruins its economics, is in the feeding mechanism. The current patented and most viable feeding mechanism uses a high-pressure plunger system. The problem with this design is the high wear-and-tear to the system. We have overcome this with a new design that may allow us to process plastic waste far more economically.

The amount of Plastic Ropes building up in a small fishing town in South Australia. It is our interest to provide a solution for these plastic ropes that are generally not accepted by the landfills. Plastic Waste Processing can produce toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC) with traditional processing technologies. With Hydrothermal Technologies, it is possible to reduce the production of VOC to the minimum.

How serious is Plastic Pollution?

Besides the threats done to marine lives that have been continually featured on the news and documentaries, Plastic Pollution is directly affecting human health in the form of microplastic. Currently with China rejecting plastic waste from the West, plastic waste is building up in many ports and landfills. While some people believe China's rejection of plastic waste is a political move, one other likely reasons is the lack of "safe" technologies. Fortunately, this is no longer the case, the technology to solve plastic solution economically is finally here.

Hydrothermal Technologies mimic nature on how carbon compounds are subjected to high temperature and high pressure in the absence of oxygen. Scientists believe this is how petroleum is formed.

This is a Hydrothermal Liquefaction System Designed by me for the conversion of sewage sludge(poo) into Biocrude Oil (Petroleum Oil from Biomass) in 2016. The concept was initially drawn out in 2014 and demonstrated in 2015 when I was featured on a Malaysian Chinese Newspaper, the largest in South East Asia. (More on my About page)

What is Hydrothermal Technologies?

Hydrothermal Technologies mimic nature on how carbon compounds are subjected to high temperature and high pressure in the absence of oxygen. Scientists believe this is how petroleum is formed.

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