Pyrolysis of biomass waste

Pyrolysis of biomass waste

Title of Project

Pyrolysis of biomass waste

Name of Advisor/s

Dr Elsa Antunes & Prof Mohan Jacob

College

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Pyrolysis is an environmental sustainable to deal with the ever increasing amount of biomass waste. Pyrolysis minimizes the weight and volume of biomass waste while producing value-added products such as biogas, bio-oil and biochar. The aim of this project is to deeply understand the impact of pyrolysis conditions (microwave and conventional pyrolysis) on pyrolysis by-products distribution and properties and study the economics of pyrolysis.

The project will have different components and involves different fields/ academic disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics etc. Based on the candidate’s field of study, and research interest, the objectives of the project will be designed.

Keywords

Pyrolysis, biomass, economics

Would suit an applicant who

has a relevant BE Honours degree or Master in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or equivalent.