Investigation of poultry litter conversion into useful energy resources using fast pyrolysis

Simbolon, Luga M. and Pandey, Daya S. and Tsekos, Christos and de Jong, Wiebren and Tassou, Savvas A. (2019) Investigation of poultry litter conversion into useful energy resources using fast pyrolysis. In: 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2019), Lisbon, Portugal.

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The present study explored a thermochemical treatment method as an alternative approach to process animal feedlot (poultry litter). Fast pyrolysis of poultry litter experiments was conducted using a Pyroprobe 5200 reactor in the temperature range of 400-600 °C. The influence of reactor temperature on the yield of pyrolytic gases, condensate (bio-oil) and biochar yield was reported along with the mass balance. The biochar yield decreased consistently with an increase in temperature (from ~62 wt.% at 400 °C to ~ 40 wt.% at 600 °C), whereas the maximum bio-oil yield 23.2 wt.% was reported at 600 °C. The evolved pyrolytic gases were dominated by CO and CO2 and have shown an increasing trend with the temperature. Evolved gases were measured by a micro-gas Chromatograph. The yield of the liquid fraction (bio-oil) and biochar were quantified for the mass balance analysis. The yield of liquid and biochar are in agreement with previous work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Fast Pyrolysis, Animal Residue, Pyrolysis oil, Biochar
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54

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