|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Techno-economic Analysis of Energy Recovery from Plastic Waste
||Maryam Ghodrat, Bijan Samali
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Treatment of polymer-based wastes has tremendous potential for generating alternative energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating economic and environmental benefits, and achieving a sustainable development of the energy sector. During the past few decades, plastic waste generation increased at a greater rate than the population, with the move towards single-use products. Also with raising the cost of oil-based products, greater emphasis should be placed upon the usage of plastic/polymer in the waste stream as a supplementary source of fuel.
This study presents a techno-economic analysis of the recycling potential of plastic waste in Australia by evaluating the possible use of these wastes as a reductant in steel making incinerators. The study hence tries to shed light on a possible cost effective alternative route in the smart treatment of waste plastic in Australia.