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Catalytic pyrolysis of end-of-life tyres into fuels
thesisposted on 07.04.2021, 07:39 by UMER KHALIL CHAUDHRY
Around 56 million end-of-life tyres (EOLT) are generated annually in Australia. At present, these are usually scrapped. In the last decade, the pyrolysis of end-of-life tyres has gained considerable attention for the role it plays in accelerating the circular economy of waste materials. This thesis is mainly focused on the catalytic pyrolysis of tyres and extends the work to co-pyrolysis with waste polymer - LDPE. A series of interrelated investigations were conducted to design fit-for-purpose catalyst materials required for the pyrolysis of scrap tyre. Furthermore, the reaction mechanism of co-pyrolysis was elucidated with the aim to establish the correlation between the underpinning mechanism and product composition.