Characterization of bio-Oil produced by Microwave Pyrolysis of Karanja Seed
A. Mathiarasu, M. Pugazhvadivu

1A. Mathiarasu*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India.
2Dr. M. Pugazhvadivu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 4271-4275 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B3380129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3380.129219
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Abstract: Pyrolysis is one technique that produces three products in a short span of time in which both conventional and non-conventional method of heating (microwave irradiation) can be done. Karanja seed powder is taken as the feedstock in this microwave pyrolysis experiment. Proximate and Elemental analysis of karanja seed powder resulting volatile content of about 84.89% and moisture content of 10.11% whereas the Carbon of 52.08%, Hydrogen of 8.26%, Sulphur of 0.21%, Nitrogen of 4.02% and oxygen of 35.04%. Microwave pyrolysis for karanja seed was conducted for two power inputs of 700W and 800W in which bio-oil yield is high of 47% at 700W and noncondensable gases of 39% at 800W. The FT-IR results resembles the presence of aliphatic compounds. The TGA analysis was also taken for the produced bio-oil. The rheological study was made to determine the dynamic viscosity of the produced bio-oil at 50 rpm in room temperature which is averaged to 52 cP. The flash point of 90°C and fire point of 94°C was also determined for the produced bio-oil.
Keywords: Dynamic viscosity, FT-IR, Karanja seed, Microwave pyrolysis.