Submitted to: Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2009
Publication Date: August 16, 2009
Citation: Ro, K.S., Cantrell, K.B., Hunt, P.G. 2009. Efficiency of a skid-mounted pyrolysis system for power production from animal manures. In: Fuel Chemistry Preprints of the American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 16-20, 2009, Washington, DC. 54(2):1065-1066. 2009 CDROM Technical Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of a skid-mounted pyrolysis system for power production from animal manures: chicken litter; swine solids; and swine solids blended with rye grass. Eight to 19 liters of dried manures were used as feedstocks for the skid-mounted pyrolysis stem to generate combustible gases. The feedstocks were pyrolyzed in a 60-liter cylindrical reactor which was heated to 620 degrees Celsius. Producer gas was then fed to cleaning system then stored in a gas storage tank. Gas, liquid, and solid end products from the pyrolysis reactor system were collected and subsequently analyzed for their chemical and thermal properties. Mass and energy balances will be performed for individual units and for the entire system.