Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2014)
Analyzing the performance of fly ash catalyst in catalytic fuel reformer
Author(s): M. Kannan, C.G. Saravanan
Abstract: Recycling and reuse of waste material into useful form of energy is the main objective of this research work. For this purpose the waste engine oil (WEO) is selected as the source for the energy generation. WEO is cracked by using fly ash catalyst in the catalytic fuel reformer (CFR). The reformulated gas from CFR is condensed using water cooled condenser and the oil obtained from the condenser is named as WEOFA. To know the suitability of utilizing this reformulated gas in the IC engines, the properties of WEOFA is analyzed as well as the chemical composition is analyzed using FT-IR and GC-MS. The analyzing results revealed that the WEO is capable of using as a source of energy for the IC engines.