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Title: Activated Carbon by Co-pyrolysis and Steam Activation from Particle Board and Melamine Formaldehyde Resin: Production, Adsorption Properties and Techno Economic Evaluation
Authors: VANREPPELEN, Kenny
SCHREURS, Sonja
KUPPENS, Tom
THEWYS, Theo
CARLEER, Robert
YPERMAN, Jan
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS, 1 (1), p. 41-57
Abstract: One of the top strategic objectives and research areas in Europe is recovering wood from processing and end of life products. However, there are still several "contaminated" wood products that are not or only partly reused/recycled. Particle board waste which is contaminated with aminoplasts is one of these products. In addition, a considerable amount of aminoplast waste resinis produced for the production of particle board that cannot be re-used or recycled. The chemical properties of these wastes (high nitrogen content of 5.9 wt% and 54.1 wt% for particle board and melamine formaldehyde respectively) make them ideal precursors for the production of nitrogenised activated carbon. The profitability of the produced activated carbon is investigated by calculating the net present value, the minimum selling price and performing a Monte Carlo sensitivity analysis. Encouraging results for a profitable production are obtained even though the current assumptions start from a rather pessimistic scenario.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15189
DOI: 10.13044/j.sdewes.2013.01.0004
ISSN: 1848-9257
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
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