The aim of this work is the evaluation, on a pilot scale, of scrap tyre pyrolysis process performance and the characteristics of the products under different process parameters, such as temperature, residence time, pressure, etc. In this frame, a series of tests were carried out at varying process temperatures between 550 and 680°C, other parameters being equal. Pyrolysis plant process data are collected by an acquisition system; scrap tyre samples used for the treatment, solid and liquid by-products and produced syngas were analysed through both on-line monitoring (for gas) and laboratory analyses. Results show that process temperature, in the explored range, does not seem to seriously influence the volatilisation reaction yield, at least from a quantitative point of view, while it observably influences the distribution of the volatile fraction (liquid and gas) and by-products characteristics. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
- Waste Management and Disposal
Galvagno, S., Casu, S., Casabianca, T., Calabrese, A., & Cornacchia, G. (2002). Pyrolysis process for the treatment of scrap tyres: Preliminary experimental results. Waste Management, 22(8), 917 - 923. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0956-053X(02)00083-1