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OPTIMIZATION OF THE PYROLYSIS OIL FRACTION: AN ATTAINABLE REGION APPROACH

  • Baboloki Chiwara - Department of Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  • Emmanuel Makhura - Department of Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  • Gwiranai Danha - Department of Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  • Nkosikhona Hlabangana - Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
  • Joshua Gorimbo - Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Edison Muzenda - Department of Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2018.13691

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © 2018 CISA Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 15 Jan 2018
  • Revised: 18 Aug 2018
  • Accepted: 06 Aug 2018
  • Available online: 27 Aug 2018

Abstract

In this research, we focused on the application of the attainable region method as an optimization technique that has never before been used in the field of waste management, specifically in optimising the pyrolysis oil fraction from plastic waste. Experimental results obtained from this investigation showed that the optimum yield of the oil fraction from the Attainable Region (A.R) plot was found to be 95%, using a pyrolysis temperature of 450°C and after a residence time of 2 hrs. Within the conditions of experimental investigation, it was also determined that the optimum conversion attainable is 70% and this was achieved using a pyrolysis temperature of 450°C and a residence time of 2 hrs.​

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