Pyrolysis of coconut shell for bio-oil

Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Islam, Mohammad Rofiqul, & Beg, Mohd. Rofiqul Alam (2011) Pyrolysis of coconut shell for bio-oil. In International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2011(ICME2011) , 18-20 December 2011, Bangladesh Univeristy of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.

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The conversion of coconut shell into pyrolytic oil by fixed bed fire-tube heating reactor has been taken into consideration in this study. The major components of the system were fixed bed fire-tube heating reactor, liquid condenser and collectors. The raw and crushed tamarind seed in particle form was pyrolized in an electrically heated 10 cm diameter and 27 cm high fixed bed reactor. The products are oil, char and gases. The parameters varied were reactor bed temperature, running time, gas flow rate and feed particle size. The parameters were found to influence the product yields significantly. The maximum liquid yield was 34.3 wt% at 4500C for a feed size of 0.6mm at a gas flow rate of 6 liter/min with a running time of minute. The pyrolysis oil was obtained at these optimum process conditions were analyzed for physical and chemical properties to be used as an alternative fuel.

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ID Code: 50890
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Pyrolysis, Fixed bed, coconut shell , Renewable energy, Biofuel
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2012 22:36
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 01:08

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