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Title: Flash co-pyrolysis of biomass with polylactic acid. Part 1: Influence on bio-oil yield and heating value
Authors: CORNELISSEN, Tom
YPERMAN, Jan
REGGERS, Guy
SCHREURS, Sonja
CARLEER, Robert
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: FUEL, 87(7). p. 1031-1041
Abstract: High amounts of water present in bio-oil are one of the major drawbacks for its utilisation as a fuel. One technology that shows the potential to satisfy the demand for bio-oil with a reduced water content is the flash co-pyrolysis of biomass with polylactic acid, PLA. The influence of PLA on the pyrolysis of willow is investigated with a semi-continuous home-built pyrolysis reactor. Flash co-pyrolysis of willow/PLA blends (10: 1, 3: 1, 1:1 and 1:2) show synergetic interaction. A higher bio-oil yield and a lower water content as a function of the willow/PLA ratios are obtained. Among the tested blends, the 1:2 willow/PLA blend shows the most pronounced synergy: a reduction in the production of pyrolytic water of almost 28%, accompanied by an increase of more than 37% in the production of water-free bio-oil. Additionally, PLA shows to have a positive influence on the energetic value of the bio-oil produced and on the resulting energy recuperation. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Lab Appl Chem, CMK, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. XIOS, Dept IWT, NuTec, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Yperman, J, Hasselt Univ, Lab Appl Chem, CMK, Agoralaan Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.jan.yperman@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8268
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2007.07.019
ISI #: 000255117400003
ISSN: 0016-2361
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
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