Pirólisis Catalítica de Residuos de Polipropileno para la Obtención de Combustibles Líquidos

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Williams Ramos (Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, PE)
Victor Pretell (Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, PE)
Cesar Lujan (Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, PE)
(Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería)
Full Paper: #302


The present research work seeks to study the variables related to the catalytic pyrolysis of polypropylene waste to obtain liquid fuels. The effect of the reactor temperature and the catalyst/raw material ratio on the yields of liquid products was studied. For the investigation, samples of polypropylene waste from urban solid waste (MSW) were collected and, as a catalyst, the equilibrium catalyst of the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCC) of a local refinery, a scale system was also designed and built. laboratory for catalytic pyrolysis. The experimental operating conditions that maximize the obtaining of liquid fuels were: pyrolysis temperature (reactor) = 873.15 K, ratio of catalyst / Raw Material = 10%.