Logo

Studies on Catalytic Pyrolysis of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) using Taguchi’s L9 Orthogonal Array

Chan, Yi Herng and Dang Khanh, Vi and Lim, Mook Tzeng (2013) Studies on Catalytic Pyrolysis of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) using Taguchi’s L9 Orthogonal Array. [Citation Index Journal] (In Press)

[img]
Preview
PDF
375Kb

Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of four reaction parameters that include type of catalyst, catalyst loading, reaction temperature and nitrogen gas flowrate on the liquid (bio-oil) yield from the catalytic pyrolysis of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB). The experimental design is based on Taguchi’s L9 Orthogonal Array in which the reaction parameters are varied at three levels. The maximum liquid yield is predicted based on systematic experimental runs, and is found to be at 5 wt-% of H-Y catalyst, 500°C and at nitrogen flowrate of 100 ml min-1. The predicted maximum liquid yield is validated with an experimental run at the corresponding predicted conditions. The bio-oil produced at the optimum reaction condition is characterized and compared with known bio-oil standards in the literature.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Biofuel
Departments / MOR / COE:Mission Oriented Research > Green Technology
ID Code:10609
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Suzana Yusup
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:48

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...