Research group finds way to turn plastic waste products into jet fuel
A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.
In a new paper published in the journal Applied Energy, WSU's Hanwu Lei and colleagues melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.
"Waste plastic is a huge problem worldwide," said Lei, an associate professor in WSU's Department of Biological System Engineering. "This is a very good, and relatively simple, way to recycle these plastics”. (More)