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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(5): 332-336 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.129

Thermal Pyrolysis of Bicycle Waste Tyre Using Batch Reactor

Debalaxmi Pradhan and R. K. Singh

Abstract—Recycling of used tyres has been valued by governments of all countries because the pollution caused by these waste tyres has become a rigorous subject in global environmental protection. In the present work, thermal pyrolysis of bicycle waste tyre samples was carried out in a semi batch reactor made up of stainless steel in a temperature range of 450°C to 650°C at a heating rate of 200C/min. The optimum liquid yield was obtained at 600°C for the pyrolysis of bicycle tyre at the feed size of 1cm. Effect of heating rate on the mass loss of tyre was examined using the thermo gravimetric analysis profiles (TGA) at a heating rates of 20°C/min. The tyre pyrolysis liquid product has been characterized including fuel properties, proximate analysis, and ultimate analysis, FTIR, GC-MS. Fuel propertiesand chromatography studies show that it can be used as liquid fuels and chemical feed stocks, with obtained calorific value of 34.61MJ/Kg and empirical formula of CH1.32N0.01 S 0.02 O0.42.

Index Terms—Pyrolysis, Bicycle Waste tyre, TGA, FT-IR,GC-MS.

Authors are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. (E-mail:,, Phone: 0661-2464259).


Cite: Debalaxmi Pradhan and R. K. Singh, "Thermal Pyrolysis of Bicycle Waste Tyre Using Batch Reactor," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 332-336, 2011.

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