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Pyrolysis of brominated feedstock plastic in a fluidised bed reactor

Hall, W.J. and Williams, P.T. (2006) Pyrolysis of brominated feedstock plastic in a fluidised bed reactor. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 77 (1). pp. 75-82. ISSN 0165-2370

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Fire retarded high impact polystyrene has been pyrolysed using a fluidised bed reactor with a sand bed. The yield and composition of the products have been investigated in relation to fluidised bed temperature. The bromine distribution between the products and a detailed analysis of the oils using GC-FID/ECD, GC-MS, FT-ir, and size exclusion chromatography has been carried out. It was found that the majority of the bromine transfers to the pyrolysis oil and the antimony was detected in both the oil and the char. Oil made up over 89.9% of the pyrolysis products. Over 30% of the oil consisted of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, styrene and cumene. The pyrolysis gases were mainly hydrocarbons in the C1-C4 range but some HBr and Br2 was detected.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Flash pyrolysis, fire retarded plastic, bromine recycling
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Chemical & Process Engineering (Leeds) > Energy Research Institute (Leeds)
Depositing User: Dr William Hall
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2008 15:03
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2006.01.006
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jaap.2006.01.006
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3644

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