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Valorization of solid tire wastes available in Bangladesh by thermal treatment

Islam, Mohammad Rofiqul, Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Kader, M.A., & Sarker, M.R.Islam (2011) Valorization of solid tire wastes available in Bangladesh by thermal treatment. In 2nd International Conference On Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries, 13-15 February 2011, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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      Abstract

      In this study available solid tire wastes in Bangladesh were characterized through proximate and ultimate analyses, gross calorific values and thermogravimetric analysis to investigate their suitability as feedstock for thermal recycling by pyrolysis technology. A new approach in heating system, fixedbed fire-tube heating pyrolysis reactor has been designed and fabricated for the recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from solid tire wastes. The tire wastes were pyrolysed in the internally heated fixed-bed fire-tube heating reactor and maximum liquid yield of 46-55 wt% of solid tire waste was obtained at a temperature of 475 oC, feed size 4 cm3, with a residence time of 5 s under N2 atmosphere. The liquid products were characterized by physical properties, elemental analysis, FT-IR, 1H-NMR, GC MS techniques and distillation. The results show that the liquid products are comparable to petroleum fuels whereas fractional distillations and desulphurization are essential to be used as alternative for diesel engine fuels.

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      ID Code: 53484
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      ISBN: 9789843327055
      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: 06 Sep 2012 13:00
      Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 09:16

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