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Energy recovery through co-pyrolysis of wastewater sludge and forest residues -The transition from laboratory to pilot scale

Kwapinska, Marzena and Horvat, Alen and Agar, David and Leahy, James J. (2021). Energy recovery through co-pyrolysis of wastewater sludge and forest residues -The transition from laboratory to pilot scale. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 158 , 105283
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Anaerobically digested sewage sludge mixed with forest residues was pyrolysed at 800 °C, at laboratory and pilot scale. The study quantified differences in char and gas yields for tests carried out in a simple fixed bed laboratory reactor and rotating retort pyrolyser at pilot scale, when the residence time of feedstock was 10 min in both cases. The yield of char from pilot scale was 4 % lower than from laboratory scale while the yield of gas was 15.7 % higher. During the pilot scale pyrolysis of anaerobically digested sewage sludge blended with forest residues the gas quality for energy recovery applications was assessed and the fate of impurities (tar, NH3 and H2S) was investigated. The raw pyrolysis gas contained 14.6 g/Nm3 of tar, 36.9 g/Nm3 of NH3 and 793 ppm of H2S. Sixteen N-containing tar species were identified of which pyridine, propenenitrile, 2-methyl-, benzonitrile, and indole are found to be the most abundant. The yield of N-containing tar compounds accounted for approx. 12 % of total tar content. Conditioned pyrolysis gas contained 7.1 g/Nm3 of tar, 0.036 g/Nm3 of NH3 and 119 ppm of H2S. Benzene was by far the most abundant tar compound followed by toluene and styrene. The specifications of the used internal combustion engine were exceeded due to the sum of tar compounds such as fluorantrene and pyrene with 4+ aromatic rings (at 0.0015 g/Nm3) and NH3 content The effectiveness and sustainability of energy recovery in wastewater treatment can be improved using forest industry by-products.

Authors/Creators:Kwapinska, Marzena and Horvat, Alen and Agar, David and Leahy, James J.
Title:Energy recovery through co-pyrolysis of wastewater sludge and forest residues -The transition from laboratory to pilot scale
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:158
Article number:105283
Number of Pages:11
ISSN:0165-2370
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Renewable Bioenergy Research
Keywords:Pyrolysis gas, Tar, Char, Thermal conversion, Circular economy, Gas impurities
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112907
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112907
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DOI10.1016/j.jaap.2021.105283
ID Code:24890
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
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Deposited On:13 Aug 2021 09:25
Metadata Last Modified:13 Aug 2021 09:31

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