Fast pyrolysis for better utilization of tamarind seed from renewable energy point of view

Kader, Md. Abdul, Islam, Mohammad Rofiqul, & Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain (2011) Fast pyrolysis for better utilization of tamarind seed from renewable energy point of view. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2011 (ICMERE2011), Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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The conversion of tamarind seeds 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 45 wt% at 4000C for a feed size of 1.07cm3 at a gas flow rate of 6 liter/min with a running time of 30 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: 53461
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pyrolysis, Fixed bed, Tamarind seed, 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 ICMERE2011
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2012 05:22
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 05:46

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