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Effect of bed depth on characterisation of slow pyrolysis products

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anh Phan


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The trend towards separation of waste for material recovery could assist with the implementation of waste pyrolysis and gasification processes. Following the previous work on slow pyrolysis of segregated waste materials, this study investigated the effect of bed depth on the yields and properties of pyrolysis products in a fixed bed pyrolyser. The results showed that the bed depth had a strong influence on the properties of pyrolysis products but a small effect on the yield of products. Differences in the liquid yield between the two cases of bed depth (17-57 vol% of the reactor) were observed at temperatures above 500 degrees C while the difference in the char yield was negligible. The aqueous fraction was 5-15% higher for the bed depth of 57 vol% than for the bed depth of 17 vol%. Increase in the bed depth increased the H/C ratio by a factor of 2-6 in the char product and the CO/CO2 ratio by a factor of 1.74 in the gas product but slightly decreased in the H/C ratio in the liquid product. Crown Copyright (c) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Phan AN, Sharafi V, Swithenbank J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Fuel

Year: 2009

Volume: 88

Issue: 8

Pages: 1383-1387

ISSN (print): 0016-2361

ISSN (electronic): 1873-7153

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2009.02.042


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