IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Md. Nizam UDDIN, Md. Rasedul Islam, Md. Amzad Hossain , Md.Nashin Sobhani , Mohammad Mashud
Leather and Styrofoam are very common figures in our day to day life, as a result a large amount of worn leather and used Styrofoam are thrown away as wastes. These wastes take a long time to biodegrade. So these play a vital role in environmental pollution. But if these wastes are further processed by pyrolysis, valuable energy such as pyrolytic oil, char and gas can be obtained which can meet the crisis of energy. In this project a simple pyrolysis system is introduced with a fixed bed reactor, two condensers, and two outlet pipes, in which the waste leather and Styrofoam are processed to obtain fuels. The shredded leathers and Styrofoam are fed into the reactor and heated up to a fixed temperature. The condensation process is carried out during the passage of the gas (volatile material) formed due to heating the shredded wastes to form pyrolytic fuel. Further different properties of the fuel such as density, viscosity, Calorific Value, boiling point and flash point are determined and a comparison between leather and Styrofoam with diesel and gasoline were made. From the observations it has noticed that, the properties of the pyrolytic oils obtained from leather and Styrofoam don’t fully match with the properties of diesel and gasoline. The Styrofoam can be used as a fuel by further processing but the oil from leather cannot be used as a fuel but can be used as lubricant in the engine.