Grant project deliverable

Extraction of value from solid waste by pyrolysis conversion: Pilot scale optimisation

Grant holder: Prof J Görgens

Institution: Stellenbosch University

Grant: CSIR/IU/WRIU/2016/011

Duration: 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019

Status: Complete

Project outline: The goal of this project is to confirm the potential of pyrolysis at pilot scale and optimise the conversion of industrial processes. The influence of scaling up on product yield and composition will be studied and additional tests will be implemented in order to make the required adaptations and obtain the targeted quality. The optimisation study will be the core of the project. The goal is to adapt batch conversion at laboratory scale to continuous process at pilot scale.

» Briefing note: Pyrolysis of waste polypropylene plastics for energy recovery: Investigation of operating parameters and process development at pilot scale (2019)
» Dissertation: Parku, G.K. (2019). Pyrolysis of waste polypropylene plastics for energy recovery: Investigation of operating parameters and process development at pilot. Master's Thesis. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University.