The Tech-Air Pyrolysis Process

  • Carl F. Pomeroy


Research on the Tech-Air pyrolysis system began in 1968 as a method for disposing of peanut hulls. The work at the Engineering Experimental Station of Georgia Tech University involved several steps, from experiments with a bench-scale reactor to the construction and operation of a demonstration plant. Each step involved the testing of several different feed materials such as peanut hulls and sawmill wastes.(1,2)


Char Output Feed Material Demonstration Plant Peanut Hull Pine Bark 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl F. Pomeroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Plains Resources Inc.Oklahoma CityUSA

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