Details

Project TitleMETHOD FOR MAKING A HEAVY WAX COMPOSITION
Track Code0594
Short DescriptionNone
AbstractNone
 
Tagswax compositions; plastic packaging; mechanical equipment; food packaging; heavy wax; waste plastics; polyethylene; hydrotreating catalyst; recycling
 
Posted DateOct 9, 2017 1:14 PM

Researcher

Name
Gerald Huffman
Naresh Shah
Ana Gonzalez

Manager

Name
Don Keach

Key Advantages

Present invention introduces a process offers the advantages of,

·        Using readily available waste plastics as a feed source

·        High yield of heavy wax compositions and high yield of heavy high VI lubricating oil compositions

·        relatively inexpensive

Market Opportunities

High quality wax compositions and lube oil compositions have continuing applications in mechanical equipment manufacturing, hydraulic equipment manufacturing, packaging, lubricating chemicals, and sealing chemicals.

Technology Solution

Present technology uses waste plastic feed-source primarily composed of high density polyethylene. Feed is introduced in a pyrolysis reactor where the feed is treated at sub-atmospheric pressure and different temperatures. The intermediate products then separated in a distillation column into light, middle, and heavy fractions. Heavy fraction is a lube oil range material. All or a portion of heavy fraction and/or middle fraction is then sent to the hydrotreating zone. This is followed contacting the stream with dewaxing catalyst to separate the high VI lube oils.

Commercialization Status

Patented

Available Fields of Use

All fields, suggested fields includes wax compositions and lubricating compositions

Inventors

Stephen J. Miller, Gerald P. Huffman, Naresh Shah

Patent Number(s)

US6143940, US 6150577, US6288296

UK OTC Contact

Eric M. Castlen

Associate Director, Technology Commercialization & Licensing

A151 ASTeCC Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0286

(859) 257-8211

eric.castlen@uky.edu