Pyrolytic Extraction and Characterization of Oil from Waste Recharge Scratch Card Papers for Industrial Application

Alexander Asanja Jock, Okoli Christian Sunday, Hamidu Lucas Albert Jerome, Daben Moses Janet, Peters Grace Funmilayo


Oil extracted from mobile phone waste recharge scratch cards paper by thermal pyrolysis was investigated. The oil was characterized by its physical, chemical, and functional groups present. The physicochemical characteristics of the oil determined are density 900 kg/m3, viscosity 1.5 mm2s-1, acid value 1.122 mgKOH/g, saponification value 98.175 mgKOH/g and iodine value 22.84 gI2 /100g. The pour point and flashpoints are -15 °C and 90 °C respectively. The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) revealed the presence of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, alkenes alkanes, ethers, and phenol. This indicates that the oil has industrial applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, and biodiesel production.


bio-oil; biomass; pyrolysis; physiochemical

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