Hydrogen production from mixture of biomass and polyethylene waste in fluidized bed catalytic steam co-gasification process

Reza Alipour Moghadam, Suzana Yusup, Hon Loong Lam, Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Murni Melati Ahmad

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Abstract

Energy from renewable source is expected to complement the energy derived from fossil fuel resources. In current research, an efficient method to produce hydrogen by blending palm kernel shell (PKS) with polyethylene (PE) waste via catalytic steam gasification is studied at pilot scale fluidized bed gasifier. This paper reports the results obtained from a series of experiment that have been performed to improve the hydrogen production efficiency. By mixing the PE waste with biomass and using those as feedstock revealed an increase in the product gas volume percent and hydrogen yield. The highest H2 content 76.18 vol% achieved at 800 oC using 25 wt% of PE mixed with PKS. A fuel gas with a calorific value up to 15.98 MJ/Nm3 was produced which has the potential to be used in engines.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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