Qualitative Analysis of Waste Rubber-Derived Oil as an Alternative Diesel Additive, April 2013

Pyrolysis of waste tires makes “a dark brown to almost black liquid which is highly viscous with a sharp and irritating smell, and contain high concentration of sulphur (p.16).” The oil industry has discovered that the waste oil from tire incineration MIGHT SOMEDAY be an alternative fuel. It hasn’t worked yet.

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