SBIR Phase I:Liquid Diesel Fuel From Selected Waste Plastics

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1014384
Agency Tracking Number:
1014384
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT.
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Xtrudx
1525 4th Ave Fl 8, Seattle, WA, 98101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829572903
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Gaw
PhD
(206) 568-3100
info@xtrudx.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Gaw
PhD
(206) 568-3100
info@xtrudx.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will ascertain the parameters for three of the most common waste plastics (namely, polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PP)), and determine the solubility and stability characteristics of the resulting reaction products in commercial grade liquid diesel fuel. Waste plastics are a perceived societal problem; however, waste plastics comprise various hydrocarbon chains the fundamental components of which are valuable chemicals suitable for diesel engine combustion. Supercritical water (SCW) has recently been shown to be an effective solvent and reagent for the depolymerization of various polymers. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to remove waste plastics from landfills and utilize them to produce a consumable fuel.

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