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Production of pyrolyzed oil from crude glycerol using a microwave heating technique

Leong, Swee Kim and Lam, Su Shiung and Ani, Farid Nasir and Ng, Jo-Han and Chong, Cheng Tung (2016) Production of pyrolyzed oil from crude glycerol using a microwave heating technique. International Journal Of Technology, 7 (2). pp. 323-331. ISSN 2086-9614


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v7i2.2979


Crude glycerol, a by-product of biodiesel production created via transesterification was pyrolyzed using a microwave heating technique in an oxygen-deficient environment. Coconut shell-based activated carbon was used as a catalyst to assist in the heat transfer and the cracking of glycerol into gaseous and liquid products. Investigation into the product yield was conducted by varying the pyrolysis temperature between 300°C and 800°C. The result revealed that liquid and gaseous pyrolysis products yield fell in the range of 15-42% and 55-82% by mass, respectively. An analysis of the liquid product using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) shows that glycerin (C3H8O3), methanamine (CH5N), and cyclotrisiloxane (C6H18O3Si3) were among the highest derived compounds in the pyrolyzed liquid yield. The derived pyrolysis products can potentially be used as alternative fuels in combustion systems

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:activated carbon, crude glycerol, microwave, pyrolysis
Subjects:A General Works
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:70324
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:12 Aug 2018 11:56
Last Modified:12 Aug 2018 11:56

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