research product . 2011

Simulation of olive pits pyrolysis in a rotary kiln plant

Benanti Enzo; Freda Cesare; Lorefice Vincenzo; Braccio Giacobbe; Sharma Vinod Kumar;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Thermal Science
  • Country: Serbia
This work deals with the simulation of an olive pits fed rotary kiln pyrolysis plant installed in Southern Italy. The pyrolysis process was simulated by commercial software CHEMCAD. The main component of the plant, the pyrolyzer, was modelled by a Plug Flow Reactor in accordance to the kinetic laws. Products distribution and the temperature profile was calculated along reactor's axis. Simulation results have been found to fit well the experimental data of pyrolysis. Moreover, sensitivity analyses were executed to investigate the effect of biomass moisture on the pyrolysis process.
free text keywords: pyrolysis, rotary kiln, agricultural residue, biomass, char, bio-oil, kinetic, plug flow reactor
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