Gas production by steam gasification of polypropylene/biomass waste composites in a dual-bed reactor

Elena Parparita, Azhar Uddin, Taichi Watanabe, Yoshiei Katou, Jale Yanik, Cornelia Vasile

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Abstract

Polypropylene/biomass waste composites and their constituents were gasified with steam by a two-stage process, in a dual-bed microreactor for the production of fuel gases. Gasification experiments were carried out at 700 °C gasification temperature in absence and presence of Fe2O3/CeO2 catalyst. The gases produced during the process were mainly H2, CO, CO2, CH4, and some light hydrocarbons. The use of Fe2O3/CeO2 catalyst in the steam gasification of plastic, biomasses, and plastic/biomass composites resulted in the increase in production of gaseous products, indicating that the catalyst accelerated the gasification rate. Moreover, a synergistic effect of combining plastics with biomass was observed since the amount of H2 production increased in the case of PP/biomass composites compared to the added contribution of production of H2 from the individual components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-768
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Composites
  • Gasification
  • Polypropylene

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  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Gas production by steam gasification of polypropylene/biomass waste composites in a dual-bed reactor. / Parparita, Elena; Uddin, Azhar; Watanabe, Taichi; Katou, Yoshiei; Yanik, Jale; Vasile, Cornelia.

In: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 756-768.

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