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Main Title Study of the Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Hydrogenation Process for Utilization of Waste Rubber.
Author Wol, R. H. ; Battist, C. A. ;
CORP Author Hydrocarbon Research, Inc., Trenton, N.J. Research and Development Lab.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-03-0050; 670/2-73-066;
Stock Number PB-222 694
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Elastomers) ; ( Elastomers ; Materials recovery) ; ( Tires ; Materials recovery) ; ( Hydrogenation ; Elastomers) ; Rubber industry ; Fuel oil ; Carbon black ; Naphthas ; Economic analysis ; Catalysis ; Slurries ; Anthracene ; Flow charts ; Industrial plants ; Waste recycling ; Low sulfur fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 694 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 150p
The report describes an experimental program which studies waste rubber and waste tire disposal problems. The program served to (1) demonstrate the technical feasibility of hydrogenation processing of waste, ground tire feeds; (2) evaluate the worth of liquid and solid products produced; and (3) develop a preliminary model of a commercial flow sheet. The work demonstrated that ground-up tires can be converted into naphtha, low sulfur fuel oil, and reusable carbon black by reaction in a hydrogenation system at elevated temperature and pressure. Data obtained in catalytic and non-catalytic reaction systems were compared. A preliminary design of a commercial plant that could convert 1,000 tons per day of ground up rubber was prepared and its costs were estimated. (Modified author abstract)