Quantification of Chlorine in solid fuels and its release behaviour during pyrolysis

by Muhammad Usman Rahim

Institution: Curtin University of Technology
Department: Chemical Engineering
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1054330
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Chlorine release during biomass pyrolysis is studied in this Ph.D. project. Two novel methodsare developed for accurate quantification of chlorine in coal, biomass and plastic fuels.Pyrolysis results of sodium chloride loaded cellulose reveal that interactions betweenchlorine and cellulose organic structure cause low temperature release of HCI duringbiomass pyrolysis. Distribution of chlorine in pyrolysis products is examined under variousreactor configurations during mallee bark pyrolysis demonstrating significant non-HCIchlorine release.