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Gasification and Characterization of Refinery Sludge Using Aspen Plus Simulation

Vasudevan, Satyasheelan (2013) Gasification and Characterization of Refinery Sludge Using Aspen Plus Simulation. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Gasification is a process of converting organic or fossil based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide & hydrogen known as syngas and carbon dioxide. This is achieved by reacting carbonaceous feedstock at high temperature with a controlled amount of air/oxygen often in combination with steam. Simulation of this process is conducted to study the effect of different operating parameters on gasification of dried refinery sludge (DRS) using a countercurrent gasifier. The composition of by-products in refinery sludge is also analyzed and studied to determine its characteristics so as to determine the behavior of the by-products. From our results, it can be concluded that the optimum operating condition is obtained by gasifying refinery sludge at a temperature of 1200 to 1400°F with a flow rate of 10,000 lb/hr at ambient pressure.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process Safety
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 11:07
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8434

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