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Energies 2016, 9(11), 888;

Scrap Tyre Management Pathways and Their Use as a Fuel—A Review

School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Biofuel Engine Research Facility, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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Academic Editor: Thomas E. Amidon
Received: 30 August 2016 / Revised: 12 October 2016 / Accepted: 21 October 2016 / Published: 29 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioenergy and Biofuel)
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This article provides a review of different methods for managing waste tyres. Around 1.5 billion scrap tyres make their way into the environmental cycle each year, so there is an extreme demand to manage and mitigate the environmental impact which occurs from landfilling and burning. Numerous approaches are targeted to recycle and reuse the tyre rubber in various applications. Among them, one of the most important methods for sustainable environmental stewardship is converting tyre rubber components into bio-oil. In this study, scrap tyre management techniques including landfill, retreading, recycling, combustion, and conversion to liquid fuels was reviewed (including gasification, hydrothermal liquefaction, and pyrolysis). The effects of parameters such as reactor types, pyrolysis temperature, and catalyst on the oil, gas and solid products in pyrolysis process were investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: scrap tyre; bio-oil; pyrolysis; recycling; tyre management scrap tyre; bio-oil; pyrolysis; recycling; tyre management

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