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Energies 2016, 9(10), 780; doi:10.3390/en9100780

Pyrolysis Recovery of Waste Shipping Oil Using Microwave Heating

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Eastern Corridor Renewable Energy Group (ECRE), School of Ocean Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Ola Eriksson
Received: 2 August 2016 / Revised: 7 September 2016 / Accepted: 14 September 2016 / Published: 27 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy and Waste Management)
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This study investigated the use of microwave pyrolysis as a recovery method for waste shipping oil. The influence of different process temperatures on the yield and composition of the pyrolysis products was investigated. The use of microwave heating provided a fast heating rate (40 °C/min) to heat the waste oil at 600 °C. The waste oil was pyrolyzed and decomposed to form products dominated by pyrolysis oil (up to 66 wt. %) and smaller amounts of pyrolysis gases (24 wt. %) and char residue (10 wt. %). The pyrolysis oil contained light C9–C30 hydrocarbons and was detected to have a calorific value of 47–48 MJ/kg which is close to those traditional liquid fuels derived from fossil fuel. The results show that microwave pyrolysis of waste shipping oil generated an oil product that could be used as a potential fuel. View Full-Text
Keywords: pyrolysis; microwave pyrolysis; microwave; waste oil; ship oil pyrolysis; microwave pyrolysis; microwave; waste oil; ship oil
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Wan Mahari, W.A.; Zainuddin, N.F.; Wan Nik, W.M.N.; Chong, C.T.; Lam, S.S. Pyrolysis Recovery of Waste Shipping Oil Using Microwave Heating. Energies 2016, 9, 780.

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