HCl emission during co-pyrolysis of demolition wood with a small amount of PVC film and the effect of wood constituents on HCl emission reduction

Hidetoshi Kuramochi, Daisuke Nakajima, Sumio Goto, Kazutoshi Sugita, Wei Wu, Katsuya Kawamoto

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In this study, HCl emission during the co-pyrolysis of demolition wood and a small amount of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film (the Cl content of which ranged from 0.5% to 6% by weight) in an N2 atmosphere at elevated temperatures of up to 600 °C was measured using a laboratory-scale cylindrical batch reactor. In the pyrolysis experiments, HCl emission was reduced by the presence of wood. The effect of the primary constituents of wood (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin) on HCl emission was investigated by not only measuring HCl emission and Cl distribution to various phases during the co-pyrolysis of each constituent with PVC film but also by conducting thermogravimetric analysis of the constituents. This investigation first revealed that hemicellulose significantly reduced HCl emission by fixing most of the Cl molecules in a sample into pyrolyzed residue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3155-3157
Number of pages3
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Demolition wood
  • HCl emission behavior
  • Polyvinylchloride
  • Pyrolysis
  • Wood constituents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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