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Title: Pyrolysis of waste milk packets in a screw-type continuous reactor: Optimization through response surface methodology and products characterization
Authors: Almas S.
Lal N.
Varma A.K.
Thakur L.S.
Mondal P.
Published in: Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
Abstract: In this work, the pyrolysis of waste milk packets was conducted in a screw-type continuous reactor. The waste milk packets were characterized by the proximate, ultimate, and thermal analyses. The central composite rotatable design has been applied with the variation of reaction temperature and residence time to investigate the optimum process conditions. In addition, different input-output models have been developed for predicting oil, gas, and char yield. The optimum process temperature and residence time were identified to be 477°C and 45 min, respectively. The yield of oil, gas, and char at the optimum conditions achieved were 51.19 wt%, 41.79 wt%, and 7.00 wt%, respectively. Ultimate composition, physical properties, heating value, and chemical composition analysis of oil have been performed. The composition of gaseous products has been analyzed. The physical properties of the oil were comparable to conventional fuels. The carbon range of the oil is C5–C16, which can be used as a transportation fuel. © 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Citation: Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (2020), 39(4): -
URI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13446
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2173
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Keywords: central composite design
optimization
pyrolysis
thermogravimetric analysis
waste milk packets
ISSN: 19447442
Author Scopus IDs: 57209837464
57216744383
57196232507
56514970500
57200197409
Author Affiliations: Almas, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Lal, N., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Varma, A.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, India
Thakur, L.S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain, India
Mondal, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Mondal, P.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: pmondfch@iitr.ac.in
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