What is Pyrolysis?

Bio char pyrolysis plant

What is Pyrolysis?

Pyrolysis  is a thermal treatment process which leads to decomposition of materials like biomass, plastics wastes  at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere. It involves a change of chemical composition. The word is coined from the Greek-derived elements pyro “fire”, “heat”, “fever” and lysis “separating”.

Pyrolysis Oil, Syngas and Biochar are some of  valuable products obtained from biomass and plastic waste through pyrolysis.

Py-GCMS Working principle

What is Pyrolysis-GCMS ?

Pyrolysis-GCMS is a hyphenated analytical technique that allows analysis of polymeric materials directly by treating the sample at elevated temperature and allowing the evolved or breakdown compounds to get separated through GC column and detected by Mass Spectrometry (MS).

Using a pyrolyzer, natural or synthetic resins (polymers) are heated at high temperatures such as 600 °C. The polymer is then broken down into small molecules. The molecules are analyzed with an analytical instrument called a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer for polymer compositions and additives.

In familiar examples, polymer products such as plastic bottles, rubbers, and nylon products are also analyzed to check for their quality and safety, such as whether or not they contain harmful chemical substances.

Polymer analysis

Our products are used to check the chemical safety of various things you use every day.

There are not many opportunities to see Pyrolyzers in everyday life, but they are used in the manufacturing process of products close to us, such as R&D and quality control in the automobile, consumer electronics, food and beverage industries, etc.

They are also used in universities, research institutes, forensics, and customs. As you can see, our Pyrolyzers, as quiet background support, contribute to society in a wide spectrum of areas.


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