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Design of a high Temperature ‘Anaerobic Gas-Furnace’ suitable for Pyrolysis

Ishola, Felix and Oyawale, Fetus A and Inegbenebor, A.O. and Boyo, H.O. (2018) Design of a high Temperature ‘Anaerobic Gas-Furnace’ suitable for Pyrolysis. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018.

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The need for a high temperature anaerobic furnace for pyrolysis is fast becoming indispensable for technological growth in Nigeria. In this project, a high temperature furnace was designed and built using the principle of heat transfer. The furnace was made of casing of low carbon steel sheets in four rectangular shapes. The refractories made of bricks filling the cavities of the furnace. This help to preserve heat loss. The pyrolysis capsule (chamber) was made of high carbon steel tube with flanges which can be opened for loading the products and evacuate. The mechanism to regulate the temperature and the gas input were installed. The furnace was gas-fired due to its high combustibility and providing a solution to the limited supply of electricity in the country. The prototype furnace produced is easy to use and multi-versatile with the innovation of the detachable pyrolysis capsule which can be modified by intent of pyrolysis products and byproducts. The pyrolysis capsule is surrounded by the flame jacket (of the furnace main chamber) created to heat up the capsule at a regulated rate to any desired temperature up to 1,200 oC with the automated control system for the gas supply unit. The designed high temperature anaerobic gas furnace is deployable for a wide range of pyrolysis processes and can be used for different precursors to produce an achievable end-product within the temperature limit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pyrolysis, Furnace, design
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 10:43

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