Research Article

Synthesis of Petroleum-Based Fuel from Waste Plastics and Performance Analysis in a CI Engine

Table 1

Global consumption of individual plastics [2].

Type of plasticConsumption %

Polythene (PE)33.5
Polypropylene (PP)19.5
Polyvinylchloride (PVC)16.5
Polystyrene (PS)8.5
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyurethane (PU)5.5
Styrene copolymers (ABS, SAN, etc.)3.5
Blends, alloys, high performance and specialty plastics, thermosetting plastics, and so forth13