Pyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealth

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/337219
Title:
Pyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealth
Authors:
Hussain, Ahmad; Farooq, Aamir ( 0000-0001-5296-2197 ) ; Bassyouni, Mohammad Ismail; Sait, Hani Hussain; El-Wafa, Mahmoud Abo; Hasan, Syed Waheedul; Ani, Farid Nasir
Abstract:
Saudi Arabia has about 23 million palm trees and it is the second largest producer of dates. The biomass from the trimmed branches of palm trees amount to more than 200,000 tons/year. This biomass waste can be used to produce many commercial products. There are several relevant technologies for conversion of biomass and solid wastes into higher value products. The starting point of the project is the pretreatment of palm solid wastes. Thermogravimetric analysis has been done to understand the pyrolysis behavior of palm date wastes. A fluidized bed (FB) has been designed and to study hydrodynamics and develop optimum conditions for the pyrolysis of palm wastes. A novel fluidized bed test rig has been designed and fabricated to carry out the pyrolysis of palm wastes. The pyrolysis is used to produce activated carbon and the waste can also be readily converted to liquid phenolic products. Liquid products are particularly interesting because they have a higher energy density and can be used to produce adhesives as well as biofuels for use in power generation and transport sector. Experimental results have indicated potential opportunities of using the date biomass waste as a potential fuel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
KAUST Department:
Clean Combustion Research Center
Citation:
Ahmad Hussain, Aamir Farooq, Mohammad Ismail Bassyouni, Hani Hussain Sait, Mahmoud Abo El-Wafa, Syed Waheedul Hasan, Farid Nasir Ani. Pyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealth. Life Sci J 2014;11(12):667-671].
Publisher:
Marsland Press
Journal:
Life Science Journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1097-8135
Sponsors:
The work of Dr. Farooq was supported by funding from KAUST. The work of other authors was supported by the NSTIP strategic technologies program–Award No. (11-WAT2033-03).
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http://www.lifesciencesite.com/lsj/life1112/126_B00090life111214_667_671.pdf
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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Ahmaden
dc.contributor.authorFarooq, Aamiren
dc.contributor.authorBassyouni, Mohammad Ismailen
dc.contributor.authorSait, Hani Hussainen
dc.contributor.authorEl-Wafa, Mahmoud Aboen
dc.contributor.authorHasan, Syed Waheedulen
dc.contributor.authorAni, Farid Nasiren
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T12:29:07Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-16T12:29:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationAhmad Hussain, Aamir Farooq, Mohammad Ismail Bassyouni, Hani Hussain Sait, Mahmoud Abo El-Wafa, Syed Waheedul Hasan, Farid Nasir Ani. Pyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealth. Life Sci J 2014;11(12):667-671].en
dc.identifier.issn1097-8135en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/337219en
dc.description.abstractSaudi Arabia has about 23 million palm trees and it is the second largest producer of dates. The biomass from the trimmed branches of palm trees amount to more than 200,000 tons/year. This biomass waste can be used to produce many commercial products. There are several relevant technologies for conversion of biomass and solid wastes into higher value products. The starting point of the project is the pretreatment of palm solid wastes. Thermogravimetric analysis has been done to understand the pyrolysis behavior of palm date wastes. A fluidized bed (FB) has been designed and to study hydrodynamics and develop optimum conditions for the pyrolysis of palm wastes. A novel fluidized bed test rig has been designed and fabricated to carry out the pyrolysis of palm wastes. The pyrolysis is used to produce activated carbon and the waste can also be readily converted to liquid phenolic products. Liquid products are particularly interesting because they have a higher energy density and can be used to produce adhesives as well as biofuels for use in power generation and transport sector. Experimental results have indicated potential opportunities of using the date biomass waste as a potential fuel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work of Dr. Farooq was supported by funding from KAUST. The work of other authors was supported by the NSTIP strategic technologies program–Award No. (11-WAT2033-03).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMarsland Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lifesciencesite.com/lsj/life1112/126_B00090life111214_667_671.pdfen
dc.subjectdate biomass wasteen
dc.subjectpyrolysisen
dc.subjectthermogravimetric analysisen
dc.subjectfluidized bed rigen
dc.subjectenergy productionen
dc.titlePyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealthen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Centeren
dc.identifier.journalLife Science Journalen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Nuclear Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical & Materials Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, 21911, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, 21911, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Mechanical Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
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