Characterization of saw-dust solid waste for its pyrolytic conversion into bio-oil

FARID, NASIR ANI and MOHAMMAD, HAFIZ BAKAR and MOHAMMAD NURUL, ISLAM and NURHAMIZAH, AHMAD (2015) Characterization of saw-dust solid waste for its pyrolytic conversion into bio-oil. In: Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2015, 28-29 August, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Biomass in the form of saw-dust widely available in Brunei Darussalam from different timber industries is characterized in order to be used as feedstock for its conversion into bio-oil by the emerging thermochemical process, known as pyrolysis. It has dual effects. In one way, it reduces too much dependency on fossil fuel sources with a diversion of attention towards renewable sources of energy. On the other hand, it contributes to the reduction of pollution and disposal problems which are at present a major concern of every nation along with the whole world. For this purpose, locally available saw-dust solid waste is collected, prepared and characterized for its thermal behavior by means of thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). From the study it is realized that the solid saw-dust particles can be used as a feedstock material for its pyrolytic conversion into bio-oil with sufficient percentage of liquid and solid product yields. The study indicates that the pyrolysis reactor bed temperature should be in the range of 300 to 600 oC.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saw dust; pyrolysis; characterization; biomass; solid wastes.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2019 12:25
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2019 12:25

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