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Parameters for Design and Construction of a Pilot Scale Pyrolysis Gas-Furnace

Ishola, Felix and Aworinde, Abraham K. and Ajayi, O. O. and Oyawale, Fetus A and Inegbenebor, A.O. (2018) Parameters for Design and Construction of a Pilot Scale Pyrolysis Gas-Furnace. In: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, October 29 – November 1, 2018, Pretoria / Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The objective of this study is to analyse the design parameters for a pyrolysis furnace designed and built for experimental purposes using the principle of heat transfer. The furnace was made of a casing of low carbon steel sheets inside which the refractory bricks were moulded, forming the furnace cavity to prevent heat loss. The pyrolysis capsule was made of high carbon steel tube with flanges which can be opened for batch loading of the precursors and evacuation of products. The furnace was designed to be gas-fired due to high efficiency and cleaner nature of gas energy. The pyrolysis capsule is installed along the centre of the furnace cavity where combustion takes place. The heat energy accumulated around the capsule is being absorbed into the pyrolysis chamber where precursors are being loaded, the regulation of the temperature of the combustion chamber via the installed feedback mechanism to monitor and control the system. The capsule has a Nitrogen gas inlet for the inert environment needed for effective pyrolysis process and an outlet duct for pyrolysis oil collection and gas recovery. The experimental initial conditions were inputted in Solidworks Flow Simulation to determine the heat distribution at different regions of the furnace and thus made it easy to determine the furnace combustion chamber temperature at which the pyrolysis temperature will be attained inside the pyrolysis chamber

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pyrolysis, Furnace, Design and Simulation, Heat transfer, CFD
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: 12 May 2020 08:46
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 08:46

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