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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Ahmad
dc.contributor.authorFarooq, Aamir
dc.contributor.authorBassyouni, Mohammad Ismail
dc.contributor.authorSait, Hani Hussain
dc.contributor.authorEl-Wafa, Mahmoud Abo
dc.contributor.authorHasan, Syed Waheedul
dc.contributor.authorAni, Farid Nasir
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T12:29:07Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T12:29:07Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
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].
dc.identifier.issn1097-8135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/337219
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.
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).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMarsland Press
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.lifesciencesite.com/lsj/life1112/126_B00090life111214_667_671.pdf
dc.subjectdate biomass waste
dc.subjectpyrolysis
dc.subjectthermogravimetric analysis
dc.subjectfluidized bed rig
dc.subjectenergy production
dc.titlePyrolysis Of Saudi Arabian Date Palm Waste: A Viable Option For Converting Waste Into Wealth
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Center
dc.identifier.journalLife Science Journal
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Nuclear Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical & Materials Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, 21911, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, 21911, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Mechanical Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
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