Pyrolysis as a waste technology: Perspective and issues

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Abstract

We have been conducting research on pyrolysis, its manufacturing technology and the use of carbon products with the objective of promoting pyrolysis as a recycling technology. The merits of pyrolysis include 1) reduction of weight and volume, 2) reduction of bad odors, and 3) increase in handling capability, etc. The degree of merit depends on the source materials and process utilized. The main characteristics of the carbon products are 1) lightweight, 2) porous media, 3) black body, 4) alkaline, etc., which are dependent on the source materials and pyrolysis conditions, such as temperature. The carbon products are mainly used for agricultural soil improvement and deodorizing materials, etc. The pyrolysis process creates carbon products and generates power, thus making it possible to achieve sustainable material circulation systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste Management in Japan
EditorsH. Itoh
Pages127-133
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventSecond International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Sep 29 2004Oct 1 2004

Publication series

NameWaste Management in Japan

Other

OtherSecond International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period9/29/0410/1/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shinogi, Y. (2004). Pyrolysis as a waste technology: Perspective and issues. In H. Itoh (Ed.), Waste Management in Japan (pp. 127-133). (Waste Management in Japan).