Production of liquid fuel and activated carbon from mahogany seed by using pyrolysis technology

Kader, Md. Abdul, Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Islam, Mohammad Rofiqul, Das, Barun Kumar, & Hasan, M. Mahmudul (2012) Production of liquid fuel and activated carbon from mahogany seed by using pyrolysis technology. In Green Chemistry for Sustainable Ddevelopment, 14 July 2012, Jessore , Bangladesh.

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The renovation of biomass waste in the form of Mahogany seed waste into bio-fuel as well as activated carbon by fixed bed pyrolysis reactor has been taken into consideration in this study. The mahogany seed in particle form is pyrolyzed in an enormously heated fixed bed reactor with nitrogen as the carrier gas. The reactor is heated from 4000C to 6000C using a external heater in which rice husk and charcoal are used as the heater biomass fuel. Reactor bed temperature, running time and feed particle size have been varied to get the optimum operating conditions of the system. The parameters are found to influence the product yields to a large extent. A maximum liquid and char yield are 49 wt. % and 35 wt. % respectively obtained at a reactor bed temperature 5000C when the running time is 90 minutes. Acquired pyrolyzed oil at these optimal process conditions were analyzed for some of their properties as an alternative fuel. The oil possesses comparable flame temperature, favorable flash point and reasonable viscosity along with somewhat higher density. The kinematic viscosity of the derived fuel is 3.8 cSt and density is 1525 kg/m3. The higher calorific value is found 32.4 MJ/kg which is significantly higher than other biomass derived fuel. Moderate adsorption capacity of the prepared activated carbon in case of methyl blue & tea water was also revealed.

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ID Code: 53696
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: biomass waste, bio-fuel, Pyrolysis Technology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2012 03:10
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 13:02

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