Catalytic dry (CO2) reforming of waste plastics was carried out in a two stage, pyrolysis-catalytic reforming fixed bed reactor to optimise the production of syngas (H2+ CO). The effects of changing the process parameters of, catalyst preparation conditions, catalyst temperature, CO2input rate and catalyst:plastic ratio were investigated. The plastics used was a mixture of plastics simulating that found in municipal solid waste and the catalyst used was Ni-Co-Al2O3. The results showed that changing each of the process conditions investigated, all significantly influenced syngas production. An increase of 17% of syngas production was achieved from the experiment with the catalyst prepared by rising-pH technique compared to preparation via the impregnation method. The optimum syngas production of 148.6 mmolsyngasg−1 swpwas attained at the catalytic dry reforming temperature of 800 °C and catalyst:plastic ratio of 0.5. The increase of CO2input rate promoted a higher yield of syngas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Organic Chemistry