Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2012

Pages :   397-400

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Development of New Methodology for Melting of Plastic: A Chemical Approach

Address:   Uttiya Dey, Naba Kumar Mondal*, Kousik Das, Jayanta Kumar Datta
Department of Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, 713104.
*Corresponding Author

Present paper investigated the possible ways for the melting of plastic by chemical method. In chemical dilution method two types of solvents were used, one organic solvent namely acetone and one inorganic solvent namely perchloric acid. The best encouraging result was noted for melting of plastic by organic solvent with acetone. The solvent like perchloric acid, along with heat, can change the physical state of biscuit packet and soft drink glass. No appreciable change was recorded for microwave digestion of plastic with nitric acid and an acid mixture of nitric acid and sulphuric acid. Only in case of biscuit packet and soft drink glass, they became faded and softer than before after digestion with acid mixture. Non-parametric statistics were good fitted with mixed solvent effect rather than single solvent effect with 2% and 37% level of significance respectively.
Plastic, Organic solvent, Acid mixture, Microwave digestion, Non-parametric test.
Uttiya Dey, Naba Kumar Mondal, Kousik Das, Jayanta Kumar Datta. Development of New Methodology for Melting of Plastic: A Chemical Approach. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(3): March 2012; Page 397-400.
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