This study proposed a new pyrolysis technique for municipal solid waste under anaerobic environment with regenerative radiant tube as the high-temperature heat source within a rotating bed reactor. To obtain the optimum condition of this technique, the effect of heating source temperature, arrangement and bed thickness on the distribution, composition and yield of products was experimentally studied. A three-dimensional transient mathematical model was established to describe the pyrolysis process characterized with simultaneous fluid flow, heat and mass transfer in a rotating bed reactor. The simulation model parameters were also modified based on experimental data. Results showed that this new technique has commercial viability due to the possibility to effectively avoid the problem of tar congestion and obtain high caloricity clean gas.
Zhang, A., Xiao, L., & Wu, D. (2015). Anaerobic Pyrolysis Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste under High Temperature Heat Source. In Physics Procedia (Vol. 66, pp. 197–200). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.019