In the pyrolysis process, waste plastics are heated in the absence of oxygen to break them down into their constituent parts, such as oil, gas, and char. These products can then be used to generate electricity.
There are several ways to generate electricity from the products of pyrolysis:
- The oil and gas produced through pyrolysis can be burned in a generator to produce electricity.
- The char produced through pyrolysis can be used as a fuel in a power plant to generate electricity.
- The oil and gas produced through pyrolysis can be used as feedstocks for the production of chemicals, such as methanol, which can be burned to generate electricity.
- The oil produced through pyrolysis can be used as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel, which can be burned to generate electricity in a diesel generator.
It's important to note that the efficiency of pyrolysis as a method of generating electricity from waste plastics depends on the type and condition of the plastics being used. Some plastics may yield more energy when burned, while others may be more suitable for use as feedstocks in chemical processes.