Process simulation and sensitivity analysis of waste plastics gasification in a fluidized bed reactor

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Abstract

This paper presents a simplified process simulation model of typical waste polyethylene gasification in a fluidized bed reactor using Aspen Plus. The proposed model incorporates both physical and chemical processes, including drying, pyrolysis, combustion and gasification, by using various inbuilt modules to predict the resulting product gas composition and temperature. A detailed sensitivity analysis investigating the effects of various process parameters, including equivalence ratio, bed height, and steam/fuel ratio has been presented.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationWaste Management and the Environment VI
PublisherWITPress
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
Volume163
ISBN (Print)9781845646066
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment - Waste Management 2012, WM 2012 - New Forest, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment - Waste Management 2012, WM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Forest
Period4/07/126/07/12

Keywords

  • Aspen plus
  • Gasification
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Waste LDPE

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