Energy, Vol.143, 517-532, 2018
Analysis of catalytic pyrolysis of municipal solid waste and paper sludge using TG-FTIR, Py-GC/MS and DAEM (distributed activation energy model)
In this work, an analysis of co-pyrolysis municipal solid waste and paper sludge with additive (MgO) were investigated by TG-FTIR and Py-GC/MS. The proportions of paper sludge in the blends were 10%, 30% and 50%, respectively. The pyrolysis characteristics, the yields of pollutants (CO, SO2, NO, HCl) and CO2, the products and chemical composition, the kinetic behaviors and the distribution activation energy model were investigated. After adding paper sludge, the sums of pollutants reduced, the amount of aliphatic hydrocarbons decreased and oxygenates compounds increased. After adding MgO, the results showed that the residue mass decreased, the emission of pollutants reduced, the ratio of aliphatic hydrocarbons became larger, the ratio of oxygenates compounds became smaller, and the activation energy reduced. According to the beforementioned results, the 30% percentage of paper sludge in the mixture with MgO might be the most suitable ratio for co-pyrolysis. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.