Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant

Beston Group’s small scale plastic recycling plant recycles waste plastic into valuable fuel oil. Globally, over 350 million tons of waste plastic are generated annually. As we’re all aware, plastic waste is notoriously difficult to degrade. To combat plastic pollution and enhance utilization, waste plastic recycling emerges as the optimal solution. Our small plastic recycling machine offers an innovative catalytic pyrolysis solution for plastic recycling. Please read for more information about this solution!

Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant

Technical Introduction – Catalytic Pyrolysis

There are various technical solutions for plastics recycling on the market, such as incineration, landfilling, and dissolution. Here, our small plastic recycling machine (also called small plastic pyrolysis plant) adopts the technology of catalytic pyrolysis. In the ordinary pyrolysis process, organic materials decompose at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. This process can break down the complex hydrocarbon compounds in waste plastics into smaller molecules, which can be used as fuel or as raw materials for producing other chemical products.

Compared with ordinary pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis is unique in that it solves the problem of wax clogging. Typically, plastic pyrolysis generates wax oil, which can clog the reactor and reduce efficiency. However, by adding special catalysts into the catalytic tower system, it effectively prevents wax formation, ensuring smooth and efficient reactions.

Beston Group’s plastic catalytic pyrolysis recycling technology has been awarded a patent certificate, marking a technological breakthrough for the plastic recycling industry. By optimizing the process of handling waste plastics, catalytic pyrolysis offers a sustainable solution, fostering resource recycling and environmental protection.

Catalytic Pyrolysis Plastic Recycling

Product Acquisition and Application

Plastic Pyrolysis Oil

Plastic pyrolysis oil typically exhibits a dark brown or black color, often presenting as a viscous liquid with a slight resemblance to petroleum. It may carry a faint odor akin to petroleum and boasts a relatively high calorific value.

  • It can serve as a substitute for traditional petrochemical fuels, applied in facilities such as glass factories, steel mills, and power plants.
  • It can be marketed to refineries for further processing into commercial gasoline and diesel.
  • Some of its components can be utilized as chemical feedstocks for the production of other chemicals, such as lubricants and asphalt.

Solid residues & Syngas

  • Solid residues can be used as fuel, whose calorific value depends on the amount of impurities in the raw material. Or it can be safely landfilled as general industrial solid waste.
  • Syngas are usually directly recycled and reused as fuel to provide heat for the pyrolysis reactor of plastic to oil machine.
Plastic Pyrolysis Oil
Plastic Pyrolysis Oil
Solid residues from Plastic Pyrolysis Recycling
Solid residues
Syngas from Plastic Pyrolysis Recycling

Operation Flows of Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant

1. Feeding

The screw conveyor pours plastic waste into the reactor. Our machine has an air seal system that can prevent air from entering the reactor, guaranteeing the safety of plastic pyrolysis process.

2. Preatheating

Fire the fuel in the burning room. Our machine is designed with an indirect heating system, so the fire will not contract with the reactor directly. The whole process mainly used the conductivity of hot air to heat the reactor, which helps to extend the service life of the reactor.

3. High-temperature Pyrolysis

As the temperature rises, waste plastics undergo pyrolysis reactions. Between 280℃ and 400℃, the waste plastic transforms into oil gas, comprising both heavy and light oils. The heavy oil is collected in the sludge oil tank, while the light oil rises and enters the condensor.

4. Cooling

In the vertical condenser or 3-in-1 condenser, the light oil gas is condensed into liquid oil. This condenser system is an important part of the small plastic recycling machine, fully cooling the oil gas to maximize oil yield.

5. Discharging

The screw conveyor is attached to the bottom of the reactor and the solid residue is automatically discharged. At the same time, a water cooling system is integrated to lower the temperature of the solid residue, ensuring operational safety.

6. Dedusting

The hot exhaust gas discharged during the pyrolysis process enters the dedusting system after being cooled. After dust removal treatments such as water washing, spraying, ceramic ring adsorption, and activated carbon adsorption, the gas emissions meet the standards.

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Catalytic Plastic Pyrolysis Recycling Process

Basic Parameter of Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant

If you want to get fuel oil from waste plastic, you can choose to buy small scale plastic recycling equipment. At Beston Group, BLJ-3, BLJ-6, and BLJ-10 are suitable for small plastic recycling businesses.

  • BLJ-3 is a mini skid-mounted mobile pyrolysis plant. It stands out due to its outstanding mobility, lower investment cost and faster ROI period.
  • BLJ-6 and BLJ-10  work in batchs.Their capacity can cater to different ranges of customer plastic recycling needs.
Working ProcessBatchBatchBatch
Reactor Sizeφ1400*4900mmφ2200*6000mmφ2600*6600mm
Reactor MaterialQ345RQ345RQ345R
Drive System350 reducer+4kw drive motor400 reducer+5.5kw drive motor400 reducer+5.5kw drive motor
Land (L*W*H)18m*4.2m*6m30m*12m*8m30m*13m*8m
Burner2*200,000 kcal2*300,000 kcal2*300,000 kcal
Total Weight of Shipped MaterialsAbout 18tAbout 24.5tAbout 28t
Number of Containers1*40HQ1*40FR+1*40HQ+1*20 GP1*40FR+2*40HQ
Noise (dB)≤60≤60≤60
Heating MaterialsFuel oil (including tyre/plastic pyrolysis oil), natural gas, LPG, diesel, etc.
Condensing SystemVertical Condenserφ426*3000
Single piece condensing area
Single piece condensing area
Single piece condensing area
3-in-1 Condenser3000*2200*2250
Condensing area
Condensing area
Condensing area

Feasibility Report of Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant Project

Market Analysis

  • Humans currently produce more than 350 million metric tons of plastic waste every year. It brings us pollution and damage, affecting the environment and people’s health heavily. So it is necessary to take measures to recycle plastics.
  • Plastic recycling is gaining momentum globally due to increased environmental awareness and regulatory measures.
  • The demand for alternative fuel is rising, driven by concerns over rising petrochemical energy costs, resource conservation, and sustainable development.

Technical Feasibility

  • Beston Group’s catalytic plastic pyrolysis technology ensures efficient conversion of waste plastics to fuel oil. Its plastic to fuel machine is ISO and CE certified, safe and environmentally friendly.
  • Beston Group has developed various models for small plastic recycling machine for small-scale recycling operations. Also, there is larger continuous pyrolysis plant available. Moreover, customization options to meet specific customer requirements.

Investment Feasibility

  • Factory Area: The small-scale plastic recycling plant requires relatively small factory space, making it suitable for locations with limited available land. Our professional technicians can accurately calculate the required area based on specific project requirements.
  • Investment Fund: Small recycling projects have lower initial investment requirements compared to large plants, providing a cost-effective entry point for the plastics recycling industry.

Financial Projections

  • By converting waste plastic into valuable fuel oil, small scale plastic recycling machine has significant revenue-generating potential. Economic profits of that are expected.
  • Beston Group can offer detailed financial projections that will consider factors such as initial investment, operational expenses, and revenue streams.

Environmental Impact

  • Small scale plastic recycling project helps mitigate environmental pollution. It also reduces reliance on non-renewable materials, conserving natural resources. So project approval may be relatively easier.

Beston Plastic Recycling Projects All over the World

With rich experience in the plastic pyrolysis recycling industry, Beston Group has established many cooperative projects worldwide. These successful cases serve as evidence of the promising prospects of waste plastic pyrolysis recycling. Below are some case studies for your reference:

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Now are you ready to start a plastic recycling project? Beston Group is here to join hands with you. Start with our small scale plastic recycling plant to develop your business plan. Our team will provide full support, from initial project planning to equipment installation, testing, and even training for your operational team. We will try our best to help you achieve project success. Welcome to contact us for a consultation!

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