GreenYes Archives

[GreenYes Home] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]


Re: [greenyes] From Oil to Plastics


Rod,

You might try these two websites combined. The first one is a very understandable website about oil refining and gets you to the point of producing natural gas which is a feedstock for plastics. The second one is about polymerization, is a little more academic but still a good website showing how you chain the molecules together to form plastic. I used the second one to educate myself on the subject of plastics a few years ago.

I hope they help.

Wayne

http://science.howstuffworks.com/oil-refining.htm

http://www.kcpc.usyd.edu.au/discovery/Syllabus.html



>>> "Rod Muir" <rodmuir@no.address> 10/07/05 1:23 PM >>>
For months now I have been looking for a fairly detailed layman's explanation of how oil and gas become plastics.
Can anyone make a recommendation

Things seem a bit quiet on the list lately.
Hope all are in good spirits

Thanks
Rod




[GreenYes Home] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]