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Determination of Fuel Properties of Char Obtained during the Pyrolysis of Waste Pharmaceutical Blisters
Krzysztof Pikoń, Waldemar Ścierski, Katarzyna Klejnowska, Łukasz Myćka, Anna Janoszka, Aleksander Sinek
April 14, 2023
The research presented in this manuscript is focused on the pyrolysis of waste pharmaceutical blisters, which are a large and neglected group of waste, that could be possibly recovered. The studies were focused on the analysis of the chemical composition, as well as fuel properties of the char generated during the process and its possible applications. The process temperatures (400, 425, and 450 °C) were determined based on the thermogravimetric study that was performed prior to the pyrolysis tests. The selected materials included the pre- and post-consumer waste pharmaceutical blisters in order to determine the possible influence of impurities on the final products. The tests were performed on a laboratory scale fixed bed reactor. The obtained solid fractions (metal and char) were separated. Char was subjected to elemental analysis (C, H, N, Cl, S), as well as the heat of combustion and fuel-related properties (content of flammable, non-flammable, and volatile components) were determined. The results were used to compare the properties of char to the properties of active carbon. The market potential was analyzed.
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Alternative Fuels, circular economy, pyrolysis, WBPs
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Pikoń K, Ścierski W, Klejnowska K, Myćka Ł, Janoszka A, Sinek A. Determination of Fuel Properties of Char Obtained during the Pyrolysis of Waste Pharmaceutical Blisters. (2023). LAPSE:2023.30438
Author Affiliations
Pikoń K: Department of Technologies and Installations for Waste Management, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Ścierski W: Department of Technologies and Installations for Waste Management, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Klejnowska K: Łukasiewicz Research Network—Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Myćka Ł: Łukasiewicz Research Network—Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Janoszka A: Łukasiewicz Research Network—Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland [ORCID]
Sinek A: Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Thermal Technology, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
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Energies
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14
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6
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1782
Year
2021
Publication Date
2021-03-23
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1996-1073
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