(619an) Advances in the Pyrolysis of Municipal Solid Waste Mixtures
AIChE Annual Meeting
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
Sustainable Engineering Forum
Poster Session: Sustainability and Sustainable Biorefineries
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
In the present work a series of different operation conditions will be tested on a micro-pyrolysis scale coupled to a gas chromatograph-mass spectrophotometer. The objective will be to obtain processing conditions that increase bio-oil production. First, different mixture compositions of organic and polyolefin plastic waste will be tested, over the range of plastic waste blends up to 20% (wt.) in organic MSW (paper, cardboard, demolition wood). Pyrolysis temperatures from 500-600Ë?C will be investigated to determine its effect on pyrolysis bio-oil composition and quality (oxygen content, molecular weight distribution). These findings will provide useful data to aid in the design and simulate economic and environmental effects of waste-to-fuels facilities, which appear as a promising alternative to solve waste management tasks by more sustainable means.