Optimization Studies on Bio Oil Production from sweet lime Empty Fruit Bunch by Pyrolysis Using Response Surface Methodology

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Volume-25 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : V.Sukumar, S. Sivaprakasam, V.Manieniyan
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V25P236


V.Sukumar, S. Sivaprakasam, V.Manieniyan"Optimization Studies on Bio Oil Production from sweet lime Empty Fruit Bunch by Pyrolysis Using Response Surface Methodology", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V25(4),196-201 July 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Presently demand of fossil fuel is increasing day to day in all over the world, in developing country like India need some alternate fuel for reducing the import cost of fossil fuel and reduce the emission. Many number of researcher doing research in the field of alternative fuel from bio waste and other biomass sources. In this present work describe the production of bio oil from sweet lime empty fruit bunch by pyrolysis method and investigate the effects of various parameter particle sizes, temperature and nitrogen gas flow rate on the product yields. The optimal condition for the bio oil production was obtained by testing the effect of various parameters on the pyrolysis. The experiments are carried out in fixed bed reactor with temperature, particle size and Nitrogen gas flow rate as parameter. The parameters are optimized by response surface methodology (RSM) with a Box-Behnken (BBD). The results show the bio oil yield is 28.3% for experimental and 28.2% for statistical method at optimum temperature of 550 ºC, 4mm of Particle size and 0.3 lit/min of gas flow rate.


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Bio oil, Char, Pyrolysis, RSM.