Utilization of Plastic and Biomass Waste Mixtures as the Potential Source of Syngas
Production from In-Situ Catalytic Gasification Process
Bridgid Chin Lai Fui1, Suzana Yusup1, Murni Melati Ahmad1, and Ahmed Al Shoaibi2
Biomass Processing Lab, Green Technology MOR, Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti
Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh 31750, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Department of Chemical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, P.O. Box 2533, Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Name of corresponding author: AP Dr Suzana Yusup
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The management of municipal solid waste (MSW) continues to be one of the most common issues faced
globally. The world economic development and population growth are the main contributing factors
linked to the prompt increasing of MSW generated yearly. Owing to progressive increasing of waste
generation, the growing consumption of plastic waste has also become one of the major constituents of
MSW. Plastic are derived from non-renewable materials such as petroleum, therefore there is need to find
an integrated approach to convert the plastic waste to energy source in the replacement of the
predominantly dependency on the conventional methods, such as landfill and incineration. This is highly
required initiating to reduce or eliminate secondary pollution, and land scarcity. This paper reviews the
production of the MSW and plastic waste, and the potential of co-gasification of plastic and biomass
waste mixtures in producing alternative energy source. In addition, this paper also highlights the on-going
research of co-gasification of polyethylene and biomass research conducted in Universiti Teknologi
PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia for syngas production.
Municipal Solid Waste, Plastic Wastes, Biomass, Renewable Energy, Co-Gasification.