Design and development of a hydrothermal reactor for bio coal production for application in solid waste management technologies

M. Mugoronji, M. M. Manyuchi, C. Mbohwa, E. Muzenda, W. Stinner, N. Sukdeo

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the design and development of a hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) reactor for processing biomass (brewers spent grains) to 69 tons per day of bio coal at 220 as the carbonizing temperature. A batch operation was used and a reactor with a height of 4.7m and a diameter of 3.1m. Stainless steel was chosen as the material of construction and a residence time of 2 hours in the HTC reactor for optimum conversion to bio coal. The HAZOP and process control was done to ensure health and safety in the plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages556-561
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020 - Virtual, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 17 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2020-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2020
CountrySingapore
CityVirtual, Singapore
Period12/14/2012/17/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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