ESTIMATION OF LIQUID FUEL AND ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM PYROLYSIS OF WASTE TIRES
The pyrolysis process is a new technology for dealing with daily generated scrap tires. The process involves heating the tires in absence of oxygen to high temperatures between 300°C and 900°C. The final products are gas, liquid and solid char. The pyrolytic liquid has a high calorific value (40 – 41 MJ/kg) and its properties are similar to those of diesel fuel and it can be used as diesel alternative. This process is optimized for maximum liquid product yield.
This research reviews experimental works run on the pyrolysis process investigating its optimal conditions. In addition, a case study in Jumayel city, Libya, is studied to calculate the amount of energy that can be recovered as liquid fuel from pyrolysis of scrap tires.
The results showed that 250 ton of pyrolytic oil with energy of 315 kW is recoverable from 480 ton of disposed tire for the year of 2019.These results were extended for the next decay.