Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis

A specialist pilot plant for coal, coke, mineral and biomass preparation and sizing as well as handling and degradation equipment to simulate plant conditions for bulk material processing. The Materials Processing Institute has the only Movable Wall Oven in the U.K. and is one of only three facilities in Europe with a Movable Wall Oven.

Equipment:

  • Crushing equipment - jaw, hammer, disc and pin mills
  • Automatic sizing screens (10mm to 120mm)
  • Manual sieves and screens (5mm to 120mm)
  • Coal Handleability Monitor to determine flow characteristics of crushed coals
  • Durham Cone to determine flow/bulk/packing density relationships of solid materials
  • ITR automated reactor and I-drum for determination of coke reactivity parameters
  • Glen Creston hammer mill for bulk coal crushing
  • Batch ribbon mixer for coal blending
  • Carbolite pilot-scale 350 kg capacity moving wall oven for carbonisation of coal and pyrolysis of biomass:
  • Bulk and packing density closely controlled
  • Internal gas pressure and temperature development measured
  • Wall force measured
  • Lab-scale briquetting and pelletising equipment to investigate material agglomeration
  • Micum and IRSID drums for measuring coke cold strength parameters