Pilot Scale Tar Production from Morupule Coal Dust through Flash Pyrolysis

Abigail Tamu, Edison Muzenda, Mpho T. Rapoo, Bilal Patel

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Abstract

The fourth industrial revolution promotes green and cleaner processes, pyrolysis being one of the strategies for waste utilization. In Palapye, Botswana, dust produced in the process of mining, beneficiation and utilization of coal at Morupule Mine and Power Plants causes serious health hazards to the employees, residents of Palapye and surrounding communities. Pyrolysis of coal dust is one of the wastes to energy technique that can be adopted to utilize waste coal dust. Botswana relies on imported tar to upgrade dusty roads while it has sufficient resources to produce its own tar from coal. One of the main products for pyrolysis of coal dust is tar which can be used to construct roads and pavements. This study utilizes coal dust from Morupule coal mine for tar production using flash pyrolysis in a batch reactor at pilot scale. Morupule coal dust was characterized before pyrolysis and the highest recorded yield is 22.9% kg at 600 C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019
EditorsAbdelaaziz El Hibaoui, Mohamed Essaaidi, Youssef Zaz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728151526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019 - Agadir, Morocco
Duration: Nov 27 2019Nov 30 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019
CountryMorocco
CityAgadir
Period11/27/1911/30/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Tamu, A., Muzenda, E., Rapoo, M. T., & Patel, B. (2019). Pilot Scale Tar Production from Morupule Coal Dust through Flash Pyrolysis. In A. El Hibaoui, M. Essaaidi, & Y. Zaz (Eds.), Proceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019 [9078314] (Proceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC48032.2019.9078314