Nanocarbon production from polyethylene (PE) plastic bag waste using flame synthesis reactor

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Abstract

In Indonesia, more than 26 thousand tons of polyethylene (PE) packaging plastic bags are disposed of into the environment per day. Nanocarbon technology is one solution. Flame synthesis reactor is a method for nanocarbon production. Flame synthesis using argon as a carrier gas and oxygen gas as co-feed gas to produce carbon monoxide (CO) as a source of precursors for the growth of nanocarbon. Oxygen as a co-feed were injected in this reactor for increasing CO. Stainless steel (SS304) is used as a substrate of catalytic media at a temperature of 800°C for 1 hour. Nanocarbon characterized by FTIR, TEM, and XRD. The result of the optimum conditions in pyrolisis of plastic bag waste was obtained at a temperature of 450°C in 10 minutes. The perfomance of flame synthesis reactor showed that carbon nanotubes, onion holow core, quasi-spherical are dominated of nanocarbon with 30% yield. This shows that the flame synthesis reactor is capable for producing CNT nanocarbon based on PE plastic bag waste.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2255
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period14/08/1916/08/19

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