Comparision of real waste (MSW and MPW) pyrolysis in batch reactor over different catalysts. Part I: Product yields, gas and pyrolysis oil properties

ATEŞ F., Miskolczi N., Borsodi N.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.133, pp.443-454, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 133
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.112
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.443-454
  • Keywords: Pyrolysis, Carbon distributions, NMR, Catalysts, CO-PYROLYSIS, AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, BIO-OIL, BIOMASS, GASIFICATION, TAR, FUELS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW) and municipal plastic waste (MPW) have been investigated in batch reactor at 500, 550 and 600 degrees C both in absence and presence of catalysts (Y-zeolite, beta-zeolite, equilibrium FCC, MoO3, Ni-Mo-catalyst, HZSM-5 and Al(OH)(3)). The effect of the parameters on the product properties was investigated. Products were characterized using gas-chromatography, GC/MS, C-13 NMR. Yields of volatile fractions increased, while reaction time necessity for the total cracking decreased in the presence of catalysts. Catalysts have productivity and selectivity in converting aliphatic hydrocarbons to aromatic and cyclic compounds in oil products. Gases from MSW consisted of hydrogen CO, CO2, while exclusively hydrogen and hydrocarbons were detected from MPW. Catalyst efficiency was higher using MPW than MSW. Pyrolysis oils contained aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatics, cyclic compounds and less ketones, alcohols, acids or esters depending on the raw materials. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.