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Thermogravimetric and Synergy Analysis of the Co-Pyrolysis of Coconut Husk and Laminated Plastic Packaging for Biofuel Production

Joselito Olalo*
Mechanical Engineering Department, Camarines Norte State College, Daet Camarines Norte, 4600, Philippines
* Corresponding Author: Joselito Olalo. Email:

Energy Engineering 2022, 119(2), 555-567. https://doi.org/10.32604/EE.2022.018864

Received 21 August 2021; Accepted 01 November 2021; Issue published 24 January 2022

Abstract

Unlike plastic, biomass can also be converted and produce high quality of biofuel. Co-pyrolysis of coconut husk (CH) and laminated plastic packaging (LPP) were done in this study. Synergy between these two feedstock was calculated by using thermogravimetric (TGA) and derivative thermogravimetry (DTG) analysis. Different activation energies of the reactions in the co-pyrolysis of CH and LPP were evaluated using the Coats-Redfern method. Results showed an activation energy ranging from 8 to 37 kJ/mol in the different percentage composition of the co-pyrolysis. Also, thermal degradation happens in two-stages in the copyrolysis of CH and LPP, in which CH degrades at the temperature range of 210◦C to 390◦C while LPP degrades in temperatures 400◦C–600◦C. Co-pyrolysis of CH and LPP can be an alternative for biofuel production and can also reduce the waste problems in the community

Keywords

Coconut husk; laminated plastic packaging; co-pyrolysis; synergy

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Olalo, J. (2022). Thermogravimetric and Synergy Analysis of the Co-Pyrolysis of Coconut Husk and Laminated Plastic Packaging for Biofuel Production. Energy Engineering, 119(2), 555–567.

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