Comparative Study on Slow Pyrolysis Products of Abandoned Furniture Materials
Keywords:Abandoned furniture, Elemental analysis, Pyrolysis process, Pyrolysis products, Wood-based panel
Pyrolysis is an effective way to use abandoned furniture materials. This work dealt with solid wood, particle board, and medium density board obtained from dismantling discarded furniture as experimental materials. Slow pyrolysis was performed at a heating rate of 150 °C/h and pyrolysis temperatures of 400, 500, and 600 °C, and the products were analyzed. With the increase of pyrolysis temperature, the yield of solid products gradually decreased, while the yield of liquid products and non-condensing gases gradually increased. The carbon content in solid products reached 63.6 to 94.4%. The pyrolysis solution was acidic to weakly alkaline due to the different types and contents of adhesives in the three pyrolysis materials. Understanding the yield and characteristics of the pyrolysis products of waste furniture can provide more research directions for the recycling and utilization of these materials.