The Effects of Silica-Alumina Type Inorganic Compounds on the Pyrolysis Reaction of EVA to Produce Fuel-Oil

EVA 수지 이용 연료유 생성을 위한 열분해 반응에서 실리카-알루미나 계열 무기물의 영향

  • Bak, Young-Cheol (Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering/Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National Univ.) ;
  • Choi, Joo-Hong (Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering/Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National Univ.) ;
  • Oh, Se-Hui (Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering/Engineering Research Institute, Gyeongsang National Univ.)
  • 박영철 (경상대학교 생명화학공학과/공학연구원) ;
  • 최주홍 (경상대학교 생명화학공학과/공학연구원) ;
  • 오세희 (경상대학교 생명화학공학과/공학연구원)
  • Received : 2011.09.28
  • Accepted : 2011.10.21
  • Published : 2011.10.30


The effects of silica-alumina type catalysts addition on the thermal decomposition of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) resin have been studied in a thermal analyzer (TGA, DSC) and a small batch reactor. The silica-alumina type compounds tested were kaolinite, bentonite, perlite, activated clay and clay. As the results of TGA experiments, pyrolysis starting temperature for EVA resin had the 1st pyrolysis temperature range of 300~$400^{\circ}C$ and the 2nd pyrolysis temperature range of 425~$525^{\circ}C$. The silica-alumina type catalysts did not affect the pyrolysis rate in EVA pyrolysis reaction. In the DSC experiments, addition of kaolinite and bentonite catalysts reduced the heat of fusion and heat of 2nd pyrolysis reaction. In the batch system experiments, the mixing of silica-alumina type catalysts enhanced the yield of fuel oil, and affected to the distribution of carbon numbers. In the silica-alumina type inorganic material used in this experiments, bentonite was the most effective from the pyrolysis heat, yields, and the characteristics of fuel oil.


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