The characterization of the product fractions obtained from the pyrolysis of polyethylene (PE) in a laboratory-scale fixed bed reactor was performed. The experimental system allowed quantitative information to be obtained on the global tar, char, and gas yields. Pyrolysis runs were performed using reactor temperatures ranging between 500 and 800 degrees C. The influence of, the residence times in the reactor of the primary volatiles generated by the pyrolysis process was also discussed. The secondary reactivity of the tar originated from PE pyrolysis was examined. A lumped-parameters approach was used in order to evaluate the global kinetic parameters for the gas-phase tar-cracking process. PE tars resulted to be more refractory to thermal decomposition than those obtained in the pyrolysis of biomass and lignocellulosic materials, but more reactive than tars obtained in the pyrolysis of coal.
|Autori interni:||NICOLELLA, CRISTIANO|
|Autori:||Cozzani V; Nicolella C; Rovatti M; Tognotti L|
|Titolo:||Influence of gas-phase reactions on the product yields obtained in the pyrolysis of polyethylene|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/ie950779z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|