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Thermochemical processing of rubber waste to liquid fuel

Kawser, M. J. and Farid, N. A. (2000) Thermochemical processing of rubber waste to liquid fuel. Plastics, Rubber and Composites Processing and Applications, 29 . pp. 100-104. ISSN 0959-8111

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Official URL: http://doi.dx.org/10.1179/146580100101540851


Liquid obtained from solid rubber waste via a thermochemical conversion process is expected to play an important role in the future of energy as high value energy carriers and value added chemicals. The energy density of liquid is higher than raw rubber waste because of both chemical and physical characteristics. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, generate a significant amount of solid waste in the form of natural rubber. Leading on from the elemental composition and thermal characteristics (obtained via thermogravimetric analysis) of solid rubber waste, the production of pyrolysis liquid oil by a fixed bed pyrolysis technique has been attempted. This is both energy recovery and protection of the environment. The liquid oil may be used directly as raw fuel in diesel engines. The liquid oil was characterised by Fourier transform infrared and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for its detailed chemical composition. The fuel properties of the derived oil were also analysed and compared with petroleum products.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7265
Deposited By: Mohamad Ali Duki
Deposited On:30 Dec 2008 13:44
Last Modified:22 Oct 2017 08:58

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