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Predictive Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion Process
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemical Engineering and Technology, Energy Processes. Mälardalen University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0300-0762
2017 (English)In: 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2016; Beijing; China; 8 October 2016 through 11 October 2016, Elsevier, 2017, Vol. 105, 850-857 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Anaerobic co-digestion plant with biodegradable organic feedstock separated from municipal solid waste (MSW) have become a mature technology in past decade. The biogas produced can be upgraded to bio-methane or used in heat and power applications. However, not all the municipal waste fractions such as ligno-cellulose and green waste, are suitable for biodegradation. In this work, the non-biodegradable organic waste named as green waste is investigated as a potential substrate for a bio refinery concept based on combination of pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion. The main aim of the study was to evaluate whether or not the anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis process coupling could be beneficial from an energy and exergy point of view. The simulation results shows that the integration of pyrolysis process gives approximately 59% overall efficiency as compared to the 52% for anaerobic digestion stand-alone process. The results also revealed that the pyrolysis of green waste is more beneficial than green waste incineration for heat and power production.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 105, 850-857 p.
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Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102 ; 105
Keyword [en]
Anaerobic digestion, combined heat and power, heat Integration, Performance analysis, Process simulation, Pyrolysis
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-210203DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.400Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020728134OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-210203DiVA: diva2:1117570
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8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2016, Beijing, China, 8 October 2016 through 11 October 2016
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QC 20170629

Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-06-29Bibliographically approved

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