DOI: 10.3390/sym15122146 ISSN: 2073-8994

Pyrolysis of Tyre Waste in a Fixed-Bed Reactor

Saša Papuga, Milica Djurdjevic, Goran Tomović, Stefano Vecchio Ciprioti
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Mathematics
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

This paper presents the results of investigations on the pyrolysis of tyre waste in a laboratory fixed-bed batch reactor. The results regarding the influence of either the reaction temperature (425, 450, 475, and 500 °C) and the flow of the inert gas (0, 100, 300, and 500 mL/min) on product yield (referred to as pyrolysis of waste tyres) are also considered and discussed. On the basis of the abovementioned findings, the most appropriate experimental conditions were selected to contribute to a higher yield of pyrolysis oil. The sample of pyrolysis oil obtained from the experiments carried out in the selected optimal conditions (reaction time 120 min, temperature 450 °C and the inert gas flow of 100 mL/min) was subjected to calorimetric and infrared spectroscopy analysis.