Pyrolysis of cotton seed and characterization of the liquid product

Seal , Suprabhat (2013) Pyrolysis of cotton seed and characterization of the liquid product. BTech thesis.



There are several procedures to extract the energy out of biomass. One of them, that has assumed
particular importance is pyrolysis. In this work, cotton seed has been chosen as the material of
interest and serves as biomass. These cotton seed samples have been subjected to pyrolysis and
the effect of pyrolysis temperature on the yield of liquid product, char and volatile were studied.
The main objective of this work was to determine the possibility of finding a product that may
serve as a fuel or may be used as a valuable product. Pyrolysis experiments were carried out in
the temperature range of 3500C to 6000C. The liquid product was characterized using methods
like FTIR and GCMS and its physical properties were determined using standard procedure
prescribed in literature.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cotton seed; pyrolysis; characterization; GC-MS; FTIR; TGA
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Biofuel
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:5344
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:17 Dec 2013 15:00
Last Modified:17 Dec 2013 15:00
Supervisor(s):Singh, R K

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