Spouted-Bed Gasification of Flame Retardant Textiles as a Potential Non-Conventional Biomass: A Preparatory Study

Sohail Yasin, Massimo Curti, Giorgio Rovero, Munir Hussain, Danmei Sun

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Renewable energy from thermal valorization plays a key part in today's energy from natural cellulosic textiles that are resourceful biomass and safe from toxicity at high temperature treatments. The situation is opposite, when technical textiles are treated with synthetic chemical finishes adding functionality as anti-bacterial, water repellent or flame retardant, etc. Incineration of flame retardant textile results in possible unfavorable gases, toxic fumes and contaminated ash. Other thermal valorization techniques like gasification would assist in avoiding the formation of additional toxic hazards. Herein, gasification of flame retardant textile is carried out the likelihood to get quality gas composition. For comparative analysis, flame retardant textiles, after their flame retardant ability being revoked, are also gasified. The output gas components suggested that gasification can be a useful thermal valorization approach for flame retardant textiles and relevantly improved gas composition was seen in textiles with their flame retardant substrate/species being removed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number946
JournalApplied Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • Cotton
  • End-of-life
  • Flame retardant
  • Gasification
  • Thermal valorization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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