Kinetic modeling of pyrolysis of three Iranian waste oils in a micro-fluidized bed

Wei Gao, Mohammad Reza Farahani, Muhammad K. Jamil, Muhammad K. Siddiqui, Hafiz Muhammad Afzal Siddiqui, Muhammad Imran, Reza Rezaee-Manesh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)


Different approaches have been used to convert the waste materials into a clean syngas or other chemicals such as methanol. Among them, pyrolysis is a good candidate to produce the synthesis gas and volatile matters for industrial and refinery applications. In this work, we studied the kinetic and chemical behavior of three Iranian waste oils through a kinetic model and an experimental study. The experiments carried out in a micro-FB reactor, which is a good option for low emissions. Results showed that the reaction temperature and reaction rate are two of the most important factors for maximum conversion level of fuel. Results also showed an optimum value for reaction rate. The modeling results validated against the experimental measurements and found to be in good agreements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 17 2017


  • Kinetic
  • micro-FB
  • reaction rate
  • residence time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetic modeling of pyrolysis of three Iranian waste oils in a micro-fluidized bed'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this