A series of microwave waste tire pyrolysis experiments were conducted
using a lab-scale batch reactor to delineate the effects of microwave ouput
power on the pyrolysis behavior of waste tire. As results of experiments, it was
found that as the microwave output power was increased from 1.22 kW/kg to
2.26 kW/kg, the reaction temperature and oil yield increased significantly and
the required time and microwave power consumption decreased remarkably,
respectively. With increased power consumption, the content of the fixed carbon
of pyrolysis residue increased.