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Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 32 No. 1, April 2017, Pages 1-8

Haryanti Yahaya1,*, Halimaton Hamdan1, Rozzeta Dolah1, Nazlan Muhid2, Khair Azim Rashidi3, Sulaiman Bakhtiar Rashidi3
1UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Gelanggang Kencana Sdn. Bhd., No. 39-43, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Hirashi Sdn. Bhd., No. 30, Jalan. Bukit Maluri 6, 52100 Kepong, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: haryanti.yahaya@gmail.com

KEYWORDS

Catalytic fast-pyrolysis, empty fruit bunch, Bio-oil production

ABSTRACT

Fast-Pyrolysis is a well-known technology for breaking down molecular composition of organic materials into gas and liquid forms by mean of high temperature treatment in the absence of oxygen. Reactors accommodating this means of transformation has been variously designed and implemented in bench-scale as well as pilot and commercial scales. In this paper, we will discuss on the process design that fulfilled the catalytic fast-pyrolysis method as well as the equipment setup to realize this process of a pilot scale production. The design is to realize targeted heating process temperature to maintain at 320 °C, mix material with specified catalyst while occupying a 20 feet size container unit for space optimization. A shredder, industrial mixer, reactor and condenser are placed adjacently in the unit. Prior production test ran achieved desired temperature of both reactor and condenser.

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MLA
Yahaya, Haryanti, et al. “Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 32.1 (2017): 1-8.

APA
Yahaya, H., Hamdan, H., Dolah, R., Muhid, N., Rashidi, K. A., & Rashidi, S. B. (2017). Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 32(1), 1-8.

Chicago
Yahaya, Haryanti, Halimaton Hamdan, Rozzeta Dolah, Nazlan Muhid, Khair Azim Rashidi, and Sulaiman Bakhtiar Rashidi. “Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 32, no. 1 (2017): 1-8.

Harvard
Yahaya, H., Hamdan, H., Dolah, R., Muhid, N., Rashidi, K.A. and Rashidi, S.B., 2017. Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 32(1), pp.1-8.

Vancouver
Yahaya, H, Hamdan, H, Dolah, R, Muhid, N, Rashidi, KA, Rashidi, SB. Catalytic Fast-pyrolysis Process Design and Equipment Setup for Converting Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass to Bio-oil. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2017;32(1):1-8.

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