Co-pyrolysis of waste polypropylene and rice bran wax

Posted On:2018-11-08 02:11:49


The present study aims to investigate the interaction during co-pyrolysis of Polypropylene (PP) and Rice bran wax (RBW). Initial characterization of feedstock was found to be suitable to carry out further experimental sets. Further, the pyrolysis experiments of PP, RBW and different blends (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 2:1 and 3:1) were carried out in a semi-batch reactor. As per TGA analysis the temperature range between 400 °C and 650 °C at a constant heating rate of 25 °C/min was determined. The maximum liquid yield of PP, RBW was approximately 76%, 86% at the temperature of 500 °C and 600 °C respectively. Whereas maximum liquid yield from co?pyrolysis was obtained at 1:3 blend i.e. 81% at 550 °C. The study could solve fossil fuel dependency, improving waste management of plastic, upgradation of pyrolysis oil.

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  • Bio-Energy
  • Waste Management

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