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Old 10th August 2010, 23:16   #1
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As the car & bike population goes up a lot of old tyres as scrap is also generated. Ever thought of any usage for these discarded old ones. read recently regarding the use of old tyres as Tyre Derived Fuel, TDF for short, in boilers for generating steam and in turn electric power or heat required for process industries.
It is said that pollution will be within permissible limits if burnt at high temperatures.
Any such experience for anyone.
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Old 11th August 2010, 10:36   #2
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Yeah !

Extensive research is done on these things now a days.

Still remember that one of the known scientist from my hometown, Mrs Zadgaonkar from Nagpur, researched on creating fuel from plastics. An innovative idea, isnt it?

You can google more for the information, one of the site is:

= Welcome to Plastic2Petrol -> Conversion of Waste Plastic to Energy =
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Although rubber has a high calorific value and burns well, its use as a fuel is limited due to the pollution and smell it creates.

These days, old tyres are recycled. They are ground/broken to recover the steel cords and then the rubber is either:

1) Reclaimed : A process which reverses the vulcanization process in rubber. The end product is re used in making rubber goods.

2) Made into Crumb: Crumb, among its other uses can be used as a filler in rubber goods.
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