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Old 10-30-2010, 06:13 AM
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Lightbulb You MUST watch this!!

This is awesome..I want one!

http://www.flixxy.com/convert-plastic-to-oil.htm
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me to!
Old 10-30-2010, 07:43 AM
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Considering most plastics are made from petroleum products...........
Old 10-30-2010, 08:15 AM
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Heck I don't want one , I want the sole rights to market and distribute the product in North America.
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I hope this works out, would give us a reason to get excited. I do think you will see a lot more diesel engines and sources such as this and bio diesel in the near future. They make much more sense over ethanol.
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just give it until the ethanol lobbyist find out about it.....

Not too long there was a guy coming up with an new type of engine desing... (can't remember if it was evolutionary or revolutionary, but it looked awesome.... the name of the engine was something like massive yet tiny.. or something like that... it was supposed to be super efficient and the guy was looking for funding to put it on cars.....
never heard back about it....what makes you wonder what happen with all that research and good ideas???
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
....what makes you wonder what happen with all that research and good ideas???
The ideas and rights get bought out by the big players and then the design is either shelved or trashed! ~ ~
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Since this is on the Internet it must be true. I watched it and kept thinking this is way too simple. He never shows how to turn this oil into a fuel. I know the oil companies have huge things that crack the oil into gas and fuel oil. Don't get me wrong just seems one of those too good to be true deals. I melt my plastic and I drive my car. I don't know about this video. Sure looked like some moonshiner in the south would have done this already. My first thought was man that is a still. And you can't tell me our good ol red necks have not thought of this. Hell they make some of the best shine and meth in the world.
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Yeah, why hasn't this been on the evening news, 60 Minutes or even AOL!!!

I smell a rat...
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Can it do the reverse by turning oil into plastic?
BP would have been all over it if it could...
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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
Yeah, why hasn't this been on the evening news, 60 Minutes or even AOL!!!

I smell a rat...
No, not a rat...that's the smell of reclaimed plastic..

Yeah, I was wondering why no prior mention of it. Snopes agreed it was legit, but I sure would like to know why the waste companies couldn't get bigger models and fuel their trucks? Or maybe the municipalities? Hell, it didn't look like much, I'd like to try one...
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Thats cool but how much energy is required to turn it back into gas, how much does this energy cost? What would be the profit margin of the extracted gas vs cost to operate?

This machine was running 3-400C ... for how long?
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i has to be a type of Thermal Depolymerization. Shell oil owns one patent on that type of waste reclamation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_depolymerization
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If you use solar energy to power the machine, then the cost is much lower, but I call bs, if it's too good to be true, then it's not real.
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Originally Posted by heeerefishyfishy View Post
Thats cool but how much energy is required to turn it back into gas, how much does this energy cost? What would be the profit margin of the extracted gas vs cost to operate?

This machine was running 3-400C ... for how long?

I was thinking the same thing. I bet it takes a ton more energy to produce the oil than the oil will produce. Otherwise these things would be in every house.
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Undoubtably some big oil company bought the patent - the same company taht bought that 200mpg carburetor...

And you can also turn corn into oil !!!!!!!- but hey folks for every 10 gallons of oil you make 7 goes into making it. An then there is the pollution and plant cost and the issues of phase separation and how good it is for boaters and...tax , lisence and registration and....

I can make diamonds form carbon too.., you know.....just show me the money
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Damn.....I guess I got a little too excited...
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When you go up against huge industries, watch out.
Decades ago, a Japanese guy came up with an engine that ran on water.
It would pull the hydrogen out of the water and use it to operate the engine.
That was a huge threat to the oil companies.
The poor young guy had a heart attack, go figure.

Another guy made a clothes washing machine that did not use any detergents of softeners.
(Think Proctor & Gamble, and others)
He argued that it didn't need anything but water.
It cleaned the clothes with sonic waves.
That poor guy mysteriously died too....

Finding money to expand research or mass produce a product that takes money away from industries can be met with less than desired outcomes.
Why don't we already have batteries that can take a car 1000 miles?
Think about it....
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Damn.....I guess I got a little too excited...
Maybe not, but right now, who knows. I could not find much as far as verification on the web, but I am skeptical. It seemed if it was for real there would be more widespread info and usage. Personally I don't believe in many of the consiracy theories but why wouldn't the large companies just duplicate this if it was viable - or buy the technology. Either it is not and will not be economically viable in the forseeable future or there are other shortcommings.

I did not do or see any energy balance or other engineering analyses proving or disproving this.

Enough solar energy falls in the US in one hour to power the world for a year. (and you do not need an area larger than Utah to supply the US as it as is often reported). Photovoltaic cells apear to be the obvious solution to energy issues. But the economics are not here yet. If we could reduce the cost of the solar cells and and inverters and their reliability/longevity that would all change and personally I think that will happen this next decade.

Anyway I am retired and have fun playing (gambling) with the investment end of new energy technologies (nothing out there on this oil plastic tech as far as I know) but next time I see the other engineers and scientists I worked with I will see what they say.
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I believe Dr. Brown and his flux capacitor has this are covered.

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