Thermogravimetric Analysis and Global Kinetics of Segregated MSW Pyrolysis

  •  Dwi Himawanto    
  •  Indarto Indarto    
  •  Harwin Saptoadi    
  •  Tri Agung Rohmat    


Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) has great potential as a clean, renewable feedstock for producing modern energy carriers through thermochemical, called pyrolysis. However, despite their enormous potential as energy sources, their thermal characteristics are still not well known.

Investigations about segregated MSW slow pyrolysis behaviors have done using macro balance apparatus. Four components of segregated MSW (bamboo wastes, banana leaves wastes, snack wrap wastes and styrofoam wastes) and their bleds were thermally degraded through thermogravimetry analysis and their characteristics such as pyrolysis profiles and activation energies were analysed and calculated. About 20 grams of samples pyrolysed under 100 ml/min N2 at constant heating rate 10 0C/min from room temperature to 400 0C final pyrolysis temperature which kept constant for 30 minutes. The nitrogen flow as swept gas which ensures an inert atmosphere during the pyrolysis test.In order to indenty the pyrolysis characteristics of samples, thermogravimetry analysis performed. The recorded data were weight losses and  sample temperature during the pyrolisis process.

The results of the research showed bamboo wastes and banana leaves wastes could be catogorized as low stability organics, while snack wrap wastes could be catagorized as polymer mixture materials and styrofoam wastes could be catagorized as plastic materials.Meanwhile the blends materials pyrolysis profiles followed the their components characteristics which signed with the peak temperature which occured. This study also found that global kinetic method could to calculate the pyrolysis activation energy

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