Recovery of Pyrolytic Oil from Thermal Pyrolysis of Medical Waste

Author(s): Som U.1, Rahman F.2, Hossain S.3*

1 Jessore University of Science and Technology, Churamonkathi–Chaugachha Rd., Jessore-7408, Bangladesh;
2 Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh;
3 Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna-9203, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author’s Address: [email protected]

Issue: Volume 5; Issue 2 (2018)

Paper received: May 19, 2018
The final version of the paper received: August 15, 2018
Paper accepted online: August 18, 2018

Som U. Recovery of Pyrolytic Oil from Thermal Pyrolysis of Medical Waste / U. Som, F. Rahman, S. Hossain // Journal of Engineering Sciences. – Sumy : Sumy State University, 2018. – Volume 5, Issue 2. – P. H5-H8.

DOI: 10.21272/jes.2018.5(2).h2

Research Area: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Environmental Protection

Abstract. In this paper, potential of beneficial products recovery was investigated from plastic medical waste (PMW) by pyrolysis process. Disposable plastic is one of the chief items in the medical waste. High density polyethylene and Polypropylene is the main component of several PMW. These plastics have a higher latent as hydrocarbons sources for chemical industry. Pyrolysis of PMW was accomplished at a temperature range of 200–300 °C in a batch reactor make up of stainless steel. The chemical and physical properties of the pyrolysis liquid were much closer to the commercial fuel like diesel, petrol etc. The density is 840 kg/m3, the gross calorific value is 4.13·104 kJ/kg flash point is 39 °C in produces pyrolytic oil. This liquid can be used as alternative sources of fuel.

Keywords: plastic medical waste, pyrolysis, pyrolytic oil, alternative fuel.


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