publication . Article . 2016

Effect of temperature on energy potential of pyrolysis products from oil palm shells

Lina María Romero Millán; María Alejandra Cruz Domínguez; Fabio Emiro Sierra Vargas;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Tecnura, volume 20, issue 48, pages 89-99 (issn: 2248-7638, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas
Context: Taking into account that near 220 000 tons of oil palm shells are produced every year in Colombia, as a waste of the Elaeis Guineensis palm oil transformation process, the aim of this work is to determine the energy potential of oil palm shells, when transformed through slow pyrolysis process. Methods: Using a fixed bed lab scale reactor, different oil palm shells pyrolysis tests were performed between 300°C and 500°C. The effect of the temperature in the process product yield and in the energy content of produced solids and gases were analyzed. Results: With a maximum mass yield of 50%, the char is considered the main product of oil palm shells pyrolys...
free text keywords: Biomasa, Carbonizado, Cuesco de palma de aceite, Pirólisis lenta, Potencial energético., lcsh:Technology, lcsh:T, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040
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