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Main Title Chemical reclamation of scrap rubber /
Author Frazier, G. C. ; Chan, S. M. ; Culberson, O. L. ; Perona, J. J. ; Larsen, J. W.
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Frazier, George C.
CORP Author Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/028; EPA-R-804321
Stock Number PB84-162718
Subjects Rubber, Reclaimed. ; Rubber chemistry.
Additional Subjects Elastomers ; Pyrolysis ; Industrial plants ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Economic analysis ; Hydrocarbons ; Fuels ; Oils ; Carbon black ; Fused salts ; Zinc chlorides ; Waste utilization ; Solid wastes ; Petrochemicals
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NTIS  PB84-162718 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 83 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract
A conceptual, commercial-scale plant design was formulated for processing 22,500 t/yr of scrap rubber tires to hydrocarbon fuel gases, oils, petrochemicals (principally ethylene and aromatic liquids), and carbon black. The process is based upon molten salt (zinc chloride) pyrolysis of the rubber, and pyrolysis data obtained in a bench-scale flow apparatus. An economic assessment of the plant was made in terms of late 1979 dollars, for ranges in scrap tire costs and prices for the principal products: carbon black and the fuel gases and oil. Profitability at these 1979 costs and prices is somewhat modest by chemical processing industry standards for new processes, but any increases in energy and carbon black prices would cause favorable changes in this assessment.
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Caption title. "January 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-028." Microfiche.