—This research reports the energy release of rice
chaff by pyrolysis. In Southeast Asia, rice is a staple food, and an
abundance of chaff remains after rice cleaning the rice. Most
chaff is spread on farmland or used as livestock feed. However,
there is still a large amount of discarded chaff. In this study,
This research was gasified chaff to evaluate its energy
conversion using pyrolysis. This research investigated the effect
of molecular sieves, which are a column filler, as an additive.
The pyrolysis was performed under highly efficient conditions
to measure any catalytic effects. Methane gas is a decomposition
product and its release was the focus of this work as well as
analyzing the amount of emitted carbon dioxide Adding
molecular sieves 3A increases methane gas release and decreases
—Molecular sieve, pyrolysis, rice husk.
N. Morita, M. Nakayasu, and Y. Kawabata are with the Department of
Urban Environment Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba
University, Japan (e-mail: Naoyuki_Morita@chiba-u.ne.jp,
H. Nakagome is with Chiba University, Japan (e-mail:
Cite: N. Morita, M. Nakayasu, Y. Kawabata, and H. Nakagome, "Influence of Molecular Sieves Is Added in the Thermal Decomposition of Rice Husk," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 323-326, 2017.