Actually Dave I think you are one of the smartest men on the DOW.
Because you DO. Then Show what you’ve done that can be DIY achievable.
I am not promoting Ben Peterson.
I am not promoting his WasteBot system. I only referenced this because JonathanLT referenced this early on. BenP’s book has nothing to do about his WasteBot system.
I do not know the results. I do not care about the results.
I know exactly what you all can see in his youtube presentations.
He is using real pre-made wood charcoal. For heat. For carbons adding. He is using bought out catalysts. His fabricated apparatus says he is using relatively low pressures and probably low levels of vacuum. Certainly not F-T levels of T&P’s.
I actual home practice recycles separation and directed best-use individual streams solutions. Coffee grounds&spent teas and ALL kitchen vegetable wet wastes to our chickens guts re-processors first. Motor oils once were all saved back for space heating waste oil burners. All non-coated papers and carboards into the bulk woodstove for space heating. Consumer batteries now converted to NiMh rechargeable. (tired of the 1% alkaline leaking destroying my devices!).
Yep. Plastics are a buggabo hole in my system.
We have road-side recycling pick up. Plastics (they do not allow film, or foamed, my engine oil containers). Coated papers. And metal cans are all go into that system. Glass containers into a separate bin. Sigh. Motor oils/trans fluids into one gallon HDPE #2 milk jugs.
I have reconciled the the plastics and such I am forced to direct to landfills were originally derived from coal and oils-gas carbons from below the ground and so back into fixed earth lock-in. Sequestered.
Ha! As a modern auto tech most shops now internally rprocess used antifreeze-coolant in patent systems forced chelating, filtering, additives re-charging buffered for re-use now. And what happens to the remaining toxic sludge stew? Super expensive haz-mat tracked directed (to be landfilled)? Or cheap into the shops dumpster landfilled?
So back to my original question.
Why not use the wasted thrown away IC engine exhaust energy/heat as part of your plastics-to-Fuels systems?
You will need power to make your pressures positive and negative. Whether direct shaft or electric driven. Maybe even be enhanced with forced controllable cooling /refrigeration. More shaft power needed.
Ha! Same question I asked of BenP.
To develop myopic focused in isolation of all other possibilities-turned-to-befits is caviar/bacon fixating. You got yours. Screw the consequences. Leave the left over problems to the left over people.