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Sarker M.,Natural State Research Inc.
11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2011

A discussion on energy production from municipal waste plastics using thermal degradation covers the global consumption of crude oil; waste plastics; plastics name and code; alternate sources of energy, e.g., solar, wind hydrogen fuel, biomass fuel, biodiesel, bioethanol, geothermal, and ocean current; carbon and energy content of various fuels; driving an automobile with NSR fuel; cost analysis; and plans and projections. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN 10/16-21/2011).


Sarker M.,Natural State Research Inc.
Energy Engineering: Journal of the Association of Energy Engineering | Year: 2011

The increased demand and high price for energy sources are driving efforts to convert organic compounds into useful hydrocarbon fuels. Although much of this work has focused on biomass, there are strong benefits to deriving fuels from waste plastic material. Waste plastic is abundant and its disposal creates large problems for the environment. Plastic does not break down in landfills, is not easily recycled and degrades in quality during the recycling process, and can produce waste ash, heavy metals, and potentially harmful gas emissions if incinerated at high temperatures. However, chemical processes that can be used to convert plastics into hydrocarbon fuels have unlimited applications in residential and industrial heating, transportation, and electricity generation. These chemical processes are used to break down the long carbon chains found in plastic into the shorter chains found in gasoline or diesel-type fuels.Natural State Research (NSR) has invented a simple and economically viable process to decompose the hydrocarbon polymers of waste plastic into the shorter chain hydrocarbons of liquid fuel (patent pending). The method and principal of the process/production will be discussed.


A method produces a hydrocarbonaceous fluid (a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, or in other words a mixture of hydrocarbons which is liquid at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure), which functionally is a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, from a feed of waste plastic. The method comprises in broad embodiments the steps of: (step 1) melting a feed of substantially solid waste plastic in an aerobic atmosphere (for instance, air) whereby a waste-plastic melt is produced; (step 2) distilling at least a portion of the waste-plastic melt whereby a hydrocarbonaceous distillate is produced; and (step 3) collecting the hydrocarbonaceous distillate. That distillate is generally referred to above as a condensate. In some preferred embodiments, the method includes the step of commutating the feed of substantially solid waste plastic into pieces substantially no greater than about 1.5 cm^(2 )prior to step 1. In preferred embodiments, the method includes the step of adding an effective amount of a cracking catalyst to the waste plastic prior to step 2.


A method produces a hydrocarbonaceous fluid (a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, or in other words a mixture of hydrocarbons which is liquid at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure), which functionally is a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, from a feed of waste plastic. The method comprises in broad embodiments the steps of: (step 1) melting a feed of substantially solid waste plastic in an aerobic atmosphere (for instance, air) whereby a waste-plastic melt is produced; (step 2) distilling at least a portion of the waste-plastic melt whereby a hydrocarbonaceous distillate is produced; and (step 3) collecting the hydrocarbonaceous distillate. That distillate is generally referred to above as a condensate. In some preferred embodiments, the method includes the step of commutating the feed of substantially solid waste plastic into pieces substantially no greater than about 1.5 cm^(2 )prior to step 1. In preferred embodiments, the method includes the step of adding an effective amount of a cracking catalyst to the waste plastic prior to step 2.


Patent
Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2014-03-10

A method for producing a vapor stream from waste plastic comprises providing a waste plastic feedstock into a reactor containing one or more residues produced from a previously heated source of waste plastic, and heating the waste plastic feedstock in the reactor to a temperature from about 125 C. to 500 C. to generate a vapor containing one or more hydrocarbons. The waste plastic feedstock can have a calcium to sodium mass ratio from about 0.0001 to 400 as measured by inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometry. The catalytic activity in the reactor may be provided through one or more constituent elements in the waste plastic feedstock or the one or more residues produced from the previously heated source of waste plastic.


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Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2015-08-01

Naphthalene. Fuels; home heating oil; gasoline; propane gas. Fuel cells; batteries.


Trademark
Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2015-08-01

Naphthalene. Fuels; natural gas; home heating oil; gasoline; propane gas. Fuel cells; batteries.


Trademark
Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2012-02-08

Chemical preparations, namely, nanotubes for use in further manufacture.


Trademark
Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2013-12-16

Fuels.


Trademark
Natural State Research Inc. | Date: 2012-02-08

Hydrocarbon Fuels; Liquid Fuels; Solid Fuels; Electrical Energy.

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