Recovery of liquid fuel from fossil-based solid wastes via pyrolysis technique: A review

Abnisa, Faisal and Alaba, Peter Adeniyi (2021) Recovery of liquid fuel from fossil-based solid wastes via pyrolysis technique: A review. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9 (6). ISSN 2213-2929, DOI

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This study unveils the conversion of fossil-based solid waste into liquid fuel via the pyrolysis technique, starting from discovering the feedstock source to the end of product collection. The waste considered includes all types of plastic (polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene, low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene), and tyres. The concern is that more than 62% of unrecyclable fossil-based solid waste is still forwarded for improper management, leading to waste of energy sources and various environmental issues. Various studies in pyrolysis technique generally classified into three scenarios; thermal pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis, and biomass co-pyrolysis, which are elaborated in this review. The study of thermal pyrolysis determines the parameter that affects the process for different material use, while catalytic pyrolysis is focused on finding the best catalyst that can improve the oil quality and reduce the wax formation. Furthermore, the biomass copyrolysis is aimed to evaluate the synergetic effect between biomass wood and fossil-based solid waste. This paper will be devoted to a comprehensive study of those scenarios in which possible outcomes benefit to researcher and the industry's player.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pyrolysis; Waste plastic; Fuel recovery; Solid waste; Catalytic pyrolysis; Biomass co-pyrolysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 08:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 08:00

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