June 19-24, 2016
Current pyrolysis processes perform the thermal decomposition of biomass into a liquid bio-oil, bio-char and non-condensable gases, at around 500 °C, without the addition of oxygen gas. The bio-oil is a complex mixture of many components that is used either as a substitute for fuel oil or for applications such as liquid smoke and bio-phenol resins that do not require pure chemicals.
The large-scale mechanical fluidized reactor (MFR) is a new technology for the pyrolysis of biomass developed by ICFAR, which does not require a sand bed and, thus, provides an undiluted solid char residue, which is essential to realize its full value. The MFR is made of a vertical cylinder (0.3 m ID, 1.1 m high) with a volume of 78 litres, which is mixed with a spiral blade impeller. Its biomass processing capacity is 50 to 100 kg/h. The unit is made of a feeder able to move any kind of biomass up to 70% humidity without limitation due to the biomass size.
Please click Additional Files below to see the full abstract.
Dhiraj Kankariya, Stefano Tacchino, Dominic Pjontek, Franco Berruti, and Cedric Briens, "Development of a mobile 100 kg/h plant for pyrolysis using a mechanically fluidized reactor" in "5th International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE 2016)", Franco Berruti, Western University, Canada Cedric Briens, Western University, Canada Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). https://dc.engconfintl.org/gpe2016/38